Level 1 Guitar Classes

This page is devoted to the Level 1 classes being offered at 10 and 1:30. To find links to other time periods or classes at other levels, please see the Schedule Overview page.

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Wednesday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

Zak Martel (1A) — Lamont Living Room
Chord shapes and swing feel for the song of the day    

Luke Hendon (1B)  Lamont Octagon
Minor Swing: “la pompe”, common chord shapes, and tips on playing with others           

 

1:30-3:00pm
Lead Guitar

* Please note: for those who would like to focus exclusively on rhythm guitar, there is a rhythm Guitar offering with Raangy Debarre at this time: Baldwin Dining Room. For Lead Guitar classes, read on…

Bob Parins (1A) — Lamont Living Room
Introduction to improvisation. Starting-point-exercises to get you going on Minor Swing. If you’ve never improvised and/or you don’t know how: start here!

Jack Soref (1B) — Lamont Host Dining
Utilizing chord shapes for soloing

Lisa Liu (1B) Lamont Octagon
Minor Swing: We’ll go over common techniques, clichés, licks and ideas that are used to get that Django sound and help you improvise

 

Thursday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

Zak Martel (1A) – Lamont Living Room
Basic chord shapes and ballad rhythm for the song of the day

Lisa Liu (1B) — Lamont Octagon
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love: “la pompe”, jamming tips, and common chord shapes

1:30-3:00pm
Lead Guitar

*Please note: for those who would like to focus exclusively on rhythm guitar, there is a rhythm Guitar offering with Raangy Debarre at this time: Baldwin Dining Room. For Lead Guitar classes, read on…

Bob Parins (1A) — Lamont Living Room
Arpeggios for improvisation(Major). How to use the notes of the accompaniment chords to make a solo. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

Jack Soref (1B) — Lamont Host Dining
Catchy, hummable phrases to enrich your solos and set you up for success

Luke Hendon (1B) — Lamont Octagon
Common techniques, clichés, licks and ideas that are used to get that Django sound

 

Friday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

*Please note: for those who would like to focus exclusively on rhythm guitar, there is a rhythm Guitar offering with Raangy Debarre at this time: Baldwin Dining Room. For Lead Guitar classes, read on…

Zak Martel (1A) — Lamont Living Room
Basic chord shapes and ballad rhythm for the song of the day

Luke Hendon (1B) — Lamont Octagon
Minor Blues: “la pompe”, chord shapes, tips for jamming and keeping time

Jack Soref (1B) Lamont Host Dining
Right hand exercises and intro to other rhythm styles, including Gypsy bolero and bossa

 

1:30-3:00pm
Lead Guitar

*Please note: for those who would like to focus exclusively on rhythm guitar, there is a rhythm Guitar offering with Raangy Debarre at this time: Baldwin Dining Room. For Lead Guitar classes, read on…

Bob Parins (1A) — Lamont Living Room
Arpeggios for improvisation (Minor) with chromatic connecting notes. How to use the notes of the accompaniment chords to make a solo. Minor Blues and examine examples from Django.

Jack Soref (1B) — Lamont Host Dining
Phrase families: getting the most out of your licks, and developing a deeper understanding of both the Gypsy Jazz vocabulary, and soloing with chord shapes

Lisa Liu (1B) Lamont Octagon
Minor Blues

 

Saturday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

Zak Martel (1A) — Lamont Living Room
Basic chord shapes and ballad rhythm for the song of the day

Lisa Liu (1B) — Lamont Octagon
I’ll See You In My Dreams

Jack Soref — Lamont Host Dining Room
Reinforcing la pompe, and what to do after June – We can never stop honing our abilities as accompanists. Let’s take some time to review, and then develop strategies for how to practice and continue developing once camp is over

 

1:30-3:00pm
Lead Guitar

*Please note: for those who would like to focus exclusively on rhythm guitar, there is a rhythm Guitar offering with Raangy Debarre at this time: Baldwin Dining Room. For Lead Guitar classes, read on…

Bob Parins (1A) — Lamont Living Room
How to go from merely understanding a lick or a concept to owning it: you’ll get a worksheet to help focus your practice after camp to get the most out of what you’ve learned

Luke Hendon (1B) — Lamont Octagon
I’ll See You In My Dreams: licks, tips, and ideas to get that Django sound    

Jack Soref (1B) — Lamont Host Dining
International one note solo day! We will focus on dynamics, expression, attack musical interplay, space, elements of phrasing, and a clever device for soloing on any tune.