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SBAcoustic Guitar Show
at the New Vic 9/14 | 2-5 pm
SBAcoustic will begin with an intimate show of fine handmade artisanal steel & nylon, resonator & harp guitars & ukuleles by their creators on Saturday, September 14 from 2-5pm at the New Vic. Admission is free with a ticket to the evening's concert by Alex deGrassi and Andrew York.
9/14 at the New Vic
Guitar Sunday workshops are being generously sponsored by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and are FREE to music students & teachers. This will be a rare opportunity to spend time with and learn from three of the world’s great guitarists. It is highly recommended to attend the teacher's concert to understand the context of their music.
There is a limit of 20 per class, and to start a limit of one free class per registrant. If you would like to be on the wait list for a second class, send a note to via the contact button above. If you are not a music student or teacher and would like to attend, come to the Alhecama at the right time with a $25 donation to the teacher.
Alex de Grassi Workshop: "The Orchestrated, 3D Sound", 11am
Solo guitarists must provide all the components that you might expect to hear in a band or orchestra: melody, harmony, rhythm and bass lines. Just as individual instruments would be directed to play their parts with particular dynamics and articulations, a solo guitar performance must also shape each of the parts to deliver an orchestrated, "three dimensional sound". Alex will demonstrate the use of dynamics, accents, and articulations by presenting excerpts with tabs from his unique compositions and arrangements. He will also be happy to answer questions about the creative process or just about anything else. Bring your guitars!!!
Andrew York Interactive Workshop: 1pm
Andrew will explore, demonstrate and discuss topics in the classical and jazz guitar idioms based on the participants’ interests and requests, including harmony, composition, arrangements, repertoire, improvisation, ensemble work, technique and performance anxiety. Andrew crosses over stylistic boundaries with an unusual authority - besides his classical contribution, he also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist and is on the faculty of Guitar study at CSUF College of the Arts School of Music Classical Guitar Program.
Carl Verheyen: Play the Blues, 3pm
Carl will present a workshop exploring the signature sounds of Delta, Chicago, Texas, Piedmont, Jazz and British blues focusing on the acoustic with some electric guitar. Carl’s “4 levels of sophistication in the blues” concept will teach students to move between the ornamentation of each style and have a deeper understanding of this great American art form. In addition to being both a touring and session musician, Carl is an adjunct instructor of studio jazz guitar at USC and the Musician's Institute. All levels welcome. Buy both concert and workshop, and get a free Guitar Wineglass with wine at the concert!
Carl Verheyen 9/15
Willie Watson 10/12
Hiroya Tsukamoto 11/2
Kai Narezo 11/23
Trace Bundy 12/14
Nina Gerber & Chris Webster
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