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Sounds Like: Nick Drake, Tom Waits, Bert Jansch (Official), Fans of John Renbourn, Bob Dylan
Here is an artist that represents the best aspects of the Songwriter's craft.Storyteller, Poet, and highly acclaimed Musician and Singer.
His songs are borne from time spent exploring cultures and an off-grid lifestyle.His craft is masterful, exemplary, and invested with unique insight.
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October 2014 - Folk Blues Fingerstyle And Slide 31/10/2014 - 02/11/2014 Friday 6pm to Sunday 1pm DESCRIPTION: This is a retreat for those players who want to develop their right hand finger-style technique, explore open turnings and integrate these skills into Lap-Steel and slide playing. We will be diving into the works of some great players (such as Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Martyn, Kelly Joe Phelps, Ben Harper) and looking into the compositional and song-writing advantages of these styles. CONTENT: - Folk, Blues and beyond! - Exploring different tunings including DADGAD, and open G - Right hand finger picking, and left hand chord voicing - Bottle neck and lap-slide techniques. TUTOR INFORMATION: Hailing from deepest darkest Dorset, Alex Roberts is a seasoned touring and recording folk & blues artist, specializing in stringed instruments (namely Acoustic Guitar, Lap-Steel, Bouzouki, Mandolin) and singing. His writing and playing style is highly acclaimed, 'exemplary and original'. Alex has been teaching music for 12 years with students of varying abilities, from complete beginners to advanced professional players. He is also a founding member of the UK Roots Movement. Alex has produced a varied and eclectic body of work which can be heard on his many recordings and on his website VENUE: This event will be held at The Edgcumbe Hotel, our cool coastal retreat center in Bude, Cornwall. Click the link below the photo on the right or see the venue page for more information about this fab venue.
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