Level 3 Guitar Classes

This page is devoted to the Level 3 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

* Please note: During the 10-11:30 time period every day, Angelo Debarre will offer a Facilitated Jam for advanced Level 3 guitarists (open for observation by players of any skill level) in the Dining Room of Northrop House. For more information on that, follow this link.

Brad Brose — Northrop Study
Intros and Clear Endings, Charleston Rhythms, Breaks, oh my!

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of rhythm guitar

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
In my rhythm class, we’ll focus on the basics and getting everyone to sound as good as possible. We’ll try to get the basic swinging sound down. We’ll work on lots of exercises to develop awareness to subtle changes in time. We’ll talk about my approach to learning songs and how to select chord voicings and develop a better understanding of harmony.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
Sound, Technique and Interaction: Develop the potential of your instrument, and use a wide range of 
different colors and foster interaction.

Raangy Debarre — Gillett Basement
Angelo’s son Raangy has learned from and plays with the best in the business.  Assisted by our friend (and fine guitarist) Damien Levasseur, he’s here to share.

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here.

Max O’Rourke — Gillett Parlor
In-depth look at various styles including swing, bossas, ballads, rhumbas, choros, waltzes, and more

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett 101
Swing Rhythm/La Pompe Pt.1: today we’ll focus on ballads and swing tunes up to a tempo of 200 bpm.

 

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…

Gonzalo Bergara Northrop Dining Room
How I Learned

Brad Brose — Northrop Study  
Chord Melody: After You’ve Gone, I Surrender Dear

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of lead guitar and improvisation

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
I always focus on the basics. I’ll explain my organic approach to improvisation and learning to play what you hear. We’ll also work a lot on interactive practicing with our good friend the metronome. Other topics we can cover: vocabulary, voice leading, phrasing, the latest Star Wars movie, etc.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
A Guitar is a Symphonic Orchestra: There are so many timbers and colors at a soloist’s disposal, and so 
many technical aspects needed to develop them… Let’s experiment!

Sebastien Giniaux — Gillett Basement
Level 3 Masterclass

Michael Joseph  Harris – Gillett Parlor
(Note: all MJ’s classes are tailored to the needs of  guitarists who are already jazz players, looking to incorporate more Gypsy jazz technique into their playing.)
Alternate Picking versus Gypsy Picking —  how to use both effectively in the context of Gypsy jazz. Let’s explore how to incorporate Django’s picking technique into your own arsenal of skills. 

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here. 

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett 101
Improvising using “I Can t Give You Anything But Love” as a point of departure.

 

Thursday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

* Please note: During the 10-11:30 time period every day, Angelo Debarre will offer a Facilitated Jam for advanced Level 3 guitarists (open for observation by players of any skill level) in the Dining Room of Northrop House. For more information on that, follow this link.

Brad Brose — Northrop Study
Django Style Accompaniment for Lead Guitarists

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of rhythm guitar

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
In my rhythm class, we’ll focus on the basics and getting everyone to sound as good as possible. We’ll try to get the basic swinging sound down. We’ll work on lots of exercises to develop awareness to subtle changes in time. We’ll talk about my approach to learning songs and how to select chord voicings and develop a better understanding of harmony.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
Variations and Structures: How to play and react in a creative and coherent way. How to create 
contrasts, complementary sounds, and passing chords….

Raangy Debarre — Gillett Basement   
Angelo’s son Raangy has learned from and plays with the best in the business.  Assisted by our friend (and fine guitarist) Damien Levasseur, he’s here to share.

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here. 

Max O’Rourke — Gillett 101
Time Keeping 101 – Ever notice how most jam session songs slow down? Learn how to avoid it with practical tips on how to improve your sense of time.

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett Parlor
Swing Rhythm/La Pompe part 2: today the focus will be on faster tunes,  200 bpm and up.

 

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…

Gonzalo Bergara Northrop Dining Room
How I Learned

Brad Brose — Northrop Study  
Chord Melody: After You’ve Gone, I Surrender Dear

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of lead guitar and improvisation

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
I always focus on the basics. I’ll explain my organic approach to improvisation and learning to play what you hear. We’ll also work a lot on interactive practicing with our good friend the metronome. Other topics we can cover: vocabulary, voice leading, phrasing, the latest Star Wars movie, etc.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
You can play like Django, but can you play like yourself? How to improvise for real on a standard, and find the music that is yours.

Sebastien GiniauxGillett Basement
Level 3 Masterclass

Michael Joseph  Harris – Gillett Parlor
(Note: all MJ’s classes are tailored to the needs of  guitarists who are already jazz players, looking to incorporate more Gypsy jazz technique into their playing.)
Django’s Arpeggios & Patterns. Learn useful patterns for soloing based in Django’s technique. These exercises really cement the right hand rest-stroke technique while providing rock solid, idiomatic vocabulary. We’ll apply it all to Minor Swing and Minor Blues.

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here. 

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett 101
Improvising using ‘Dinah’ as a point of departure

 

Friday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

* Please note: During the 10-11:30 time period every day, Angelo Debarre will offer a Facilitated Jam for advanced Level 3 guitarists (open for observation by players of any skill level) in the Dining Room of Northrop House. For more information on that, follow this link.

Brad Brose — Northrop Study
Best Home Exercises for Rhythm Training: Working on Your Inner Metronome

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of rhythm guitar

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
In my rhythm class, we’ll focus on the basics and getting everyone to sound as good as possible. We’ll try to get the basic swinging sound down. We’ll work on lots of exercises to develop awareness to subtle changes in time. We’ll talk about my approach to learning songs and how to select chord voicings and develop a better understanding of harmony.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
Fostering a deeper perception, and understanding of harmony: Developing a simultaneously horizontal and vertical consciousness of chords progressions.

Raangy Debarre — Gillett Basement   
Angelo’s son Raangy has learned from and plays with the best in the business.  Assisted by our friend (and fine guitarist) Damien Levasseur, he’s here to share.

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here. 

Max O’Rourke — Gillett 101
Voice Leading And Harmony For The Rhythm Guitar We’ll work on how to move fluidly through different chords progressions and tunes, how to unlock new voicings, and how to begin improvising and making music as a rhythm guitar player.

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett Parlor
Funk, Latin, Waltz and 6/8 Rhythms

 

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…

Gonzalo Bergara Northrop Dining Room
How I Learned

Brad Brose — Northrop Study  
Chord melody: Some of These Days, I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of lead guitar and improvisation

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
I always focus on the basics. I’ll explain my organic approach to improvisation and learning to play what you hear. We’ll also work a lot on interactive practicing with our good friend the metronome. Other topics we can cover: vocabulary, voice leading, phrasing, the latest Star Wars movie, etc.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
Learn to learn, and you will have a teacher at home: Through learning new material, developing a method to identify what you need, and how to progress.

Sebastien GiniauxGillett Basement
Level 3 Masterclass

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here. 

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett 101
Improvising using ‘Blues en Mineur’ as our point of departure

 

Saturday

10:00-11:30am
Rhythm Guitar

* Please note: During the 10-11:30 time period every day, Angelo Debarre will offer a Facilitated Jam for advanced Level 3 guitarists (open for observation by players of any skill level) in the Dining Room of Northrop House. For more information on that, follow this link.

Brad Brose — Northrop Study
Keeping a Solid and Simple Rhythm: “Being the Rhythm Guy”

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of rhythm guitar

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
In my rhythm class, we’ll focus on the basics and getting everyone to sound as good as possible. We’ll try to get the basic swinging sound down. We’ll work on lots of exercises to develop awareness to subtle changes in time. We’ll talk about my approach to learning songs and how to select chord voicings and develop a better understanding of harmony.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
Let’s learn other rhythms! Brazilian Choro, Merengue Venezelano, Chacarera, Greek Karsilama….

Raangy Debarre — Gillett Basement   
Angelo’s son Raangy has learned from and plays with the best in the business.  Assisted by our friend (and fine guitarist) Damien Levasseur, he’s here to share.

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here. 

Max O’Rourke — Gillett 101 
Rhythm Guitar and Comping For Lead Guitar Players: In this workshop, we’ll work on how to push a soloist and amp up a song by using different techniques such as comping, tremolo, stabs, counter lines, and more.

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett Parlor
The Rhythm Guitar and Band Arrangements

 

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…

Gonzalo Bergara Northrop Dining Room
How I Learned

Brad Brose — Northrop Study  
How to turn plain lines into Django lines

William Brunard — Northrop Basement
We will use tunes like ‘Lady Be Good’ and ‘Joseph Joseph’ as jumping off point for exploring all the aspects of lead guitar and improvisation

Denis Chang — Gillett Living Room
I always focus on the basics. I’ll explain my organic approach to improvisation and learning to play what you hear. We’ll also work a lot on interactive practicing with our good friend the metronome. Other topics we can cover: vocabulary, voice leading, phrasing, the latest Star Wars movie, etc.

Renaud Dardenne — Northrop Living Room
How to play nice and easy on faster tempos: Methods to stay relaxed, aware and creative.

Sebastien GiniauxGillett Basement
Level 3 Masterclass

Tcha Limberger — Gillett Dining Room
Tcha shared his thoughts us with regarding what to expect from his rhythm and lead classes. You only need read what he had to say once, and you can do so right here. 

Romain Vuillemin — Gillett 101
Improvising using ‘Autumn Leaves’ as our point of departure