Level 2 Guitar Classes

This page is devoted to the Level 2 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

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
Coquette: basic technique with a focus on alternate chord voicings

Adrian Holovaty — Chase Dining Room
All Of Me: “la pompe” rhythm with individual feedback, common chord voicings, and “sub-progressions”

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor
Correct comping technique and chord shapes to use for any tune

Luca Pino — Chase Living Room
Chord voicings, right hand technique, and tips for great swing feel

Jack Soref — Duckett Living Room
A reintroduction to La Pompe, delving a little deeper into the approaches, mechanics, sound and feel

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
Honeysuckle Rose: different kinds of “la pompe”, metronome exercises, techniques to vary your chord voicings, and tips for intros and endings

 

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…

Ken Allday — Chase Dining Room
Mapping out the Fretboard for improvisation   

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
Improvising over coquette using Django inspired triad arpeggios

Gage Hulsey — Chase Living Room
Exercises, tips, and techniques that I use and have helped me in playing lead in this style.

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor
Soloing around shapes: we’ll look at Django’s solos for All Of Me, Exactly LIke You, and <Minor Swing (1937)

Max O’Rourke— Duckett Living Room
Phrasing 101 – How to turn stock phrases and licks into music through articulation, vibrato, bends, slides, and more.

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
Honesuckle Rose: Brief analysis of chord changes for major tunes; work on major 2-5-1; licks, arpeggio, major scale

 

Thursday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

Ken Allday — Chase Dining Room
Rhythm guitar fundamentals: tips and techniques for becoming a solid player.

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love: basic technique with a focus on alternate chord voicings       

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor
Correct comping technique and chord shapes to use for any tune

Luca Pino — Chase Living Room
Dark Eyes, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Manoir Des Mes Rêves: how to swing like Django

Jack Soref — Duckett Living Room
Right hand exercises to help develop control and fluency with “la pompe”

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
Bossa Dorado – song in a minor tonality Bossa rhythm; metronome use; How to vary the chords, create an intro and an ending

 

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…

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
Improvising over blues en mineur using Django inspired triad arpeggios

Adrian Holovaty — Chase Dining Room
We’ll talk about two things: some typical “contours” of Django phrases, and analyzing the colors of individual scale degrees.

Gage Hulsey — Chase Living Room
“Arpeggios as Motifs” Knowing the fretboard in crucial! We will discuss using arpeggios to improvise motifs to build solos in a deliberate way.

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor
Soloing around shapes: Django transcriptions for All Of Me, Exactly Like You, and  Minor Swing (1937)

Max O’Rourke— Duckett Living Room
How To Get Good Tone: In this workshop, we’ll work on how to produce the best sound for you and your instrument through technique.

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
Bossa Dorado – song in a minor tonality: Brief analysis of chord changes, minor 2–5–1, licks, arpeggios, and the harmonic minor scale.

Friday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
I’ve Got Rhythm: basic technique with a focus on alternate chord voicings

Adrian Holovaty — Chase Dining Room
All Of Me: “la pompe” rhythm with individual feedback, common chord voicings, and “sub-progressions”  

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor
Correct comping technique and chord shapes to use for any tune

Luca Pino — Chase Living Room
Daphne, Minor Blues, J’attendrai: how to swing like Django

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
Daphné – a rhythm change song How to play the chords in an efficient way. How to vary the chords, create an intro and an ending

 

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…

Ken Allday — Chase Dining Room
Applying that fretboard map to Django’s solo on Honeysuckle Rose

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
Improvising over the last 8 chords in songs like all of me, Django’s tiger, etc.

Gage Hulsey — Chase Living Room
“Applying to Songs in Jams” Why does playing G Major to C minor sound so interesting? We will look at classic harmonic sequences and how to use arpeggios to outline them.

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor

Soloing around shapes: Django transcriptions for All Of Me, Exactly Like You, and  Minor Swing (1937)

Max O’Rourke — Duckett Living Room
Voice Leading And Harmony For Lead Guitar: How to break away from licks and solo through chord changes.

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
Daphné (Rhythm Changes): How to deal with all those chords while improvising. Brief analysis of chord changes; work on 1–6–2–5; licks, arpeggio, major and pentatonic scales  

 

Saturday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
Major and Minor 2-5 Progressions: basic technique with a focus on alternate chord voicings       

Adrian Holovaty — Chase Dining Room
All Of Me: “la pompe” rhythm with individual feedback, common chord voicings, and “sub-progressions”  

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor
Correct comping technique and chord shapes to use for any tune

Gage Hulsey — Chase Living Room
Swing 42, Douce Ambiance, Nuages: how to swing like Django

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
‘Nuages’ Swing rhythm on ballads How to vary the chords Study of chord melody (playing the chords and melody at the same time)

 

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…

Ken Allday — Chase Dining Room
Harmonizing melodies

Sami Arefin — Chase 102
Improvising over major and minor 2-5s

Luca Pino — Chase Living Room
“Review” We’ve all had a few days to think of questions. Today will be focused on answering exploring those questions and reviewing previous lessons.

Sara Labriola — Chase Parlor
Soloing around shapes: Django transcriptions for All Of Me, Exactly Like You, and  Minor Swing (1937)

Max O’Rourke –Duckett Living Room
How To Use Chords In A Solo: Learn how to seamlessly interweave chords into your solos.

Christine Tassan — Chase Study
Effects and tricks that Django uses in his solos and that you can right away apply in your own solos (octaves, chromatic effects, open strings effect etc…)

Stephane Wrembel — Under the big tree next to Lamont
Q & A with a true master of this style. Now’s your chance!