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Teja Gerken

Teja Gerken

Folk / Fingerstyle / Acoustic Guitar Fairfax, CA  US
5927 California Street
5927 California Street
The Westside
The Westside
Nine Bridges
Nine Bridges
Full Moon Waltz
Full Moon Waltz
Her Red Hair
Her Red Hair

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Teja Gerken - Planxty Bongwater

Shows

  • Sun

    Jun 7

    San Francisco, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Please join Teja and Steve for a show at San Francisco's intimate Bazaar Cafe! This is the place where Teja hosted the original monthly Acoustic Guitar showcase for many years--a wonderful, all acoustic listening environment in the heart of the Richmond District. NOTE: THE DATE GOT CHANGED FROM THE ORIGINAL MAY 29TH DATE DUE TO THE DOYLE DRIVE CLOSURE IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT WEEKEND. NEW DATE AND EARLIER TIME IS SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH AT 6:00PM.

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  • Fri

    Jun 19

    Petaluma, CA, US | 7:00pm
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  • Sat

    Jun 20

    Windsor, CA, US | 7:30pm

    Please join us for an intimate show at one of the Bay Area's finest house concert series for fingerstyle guitar!

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  • Sun

    Jun 21

    Richmond, CA, US | 2:30pm
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  • Sat

    Jun 27

    San Francisco, CA, US | 10:00am

    Teja will be teaching two workshops at the Blue Bear School of Music's Guitar Week: ALTERNATE TUNINGS (10:00 - 11:30) Use tunings to expand the guitar’s tonal palette, create fuller sounds through open-string voicings, and enable modern fingerstyle techniques (two-handed tapping and harmonic slaps) that are difficult to achieve in standard tuning. Tunings include Drop-D, DADGAD, D-Minor, G-Minor, Gsus4 (“Orkney”), and others. Students will learn how to apply their existing knowledge of the fingerboard to alternate tunings, with specific exercises and several of Teja’s original compositions and arrangements. CLASSICAL TECHNIQUES FOR STEEL-STRING PLAYERS (11:30 - 1:00) This seminar will focus on elements of classical guitar technique that can help steel-string players become more proficient and will introduce some repertoire that is fun to play and easy to tackle. Teja will demonstrate classical right- and left-hand approaches, ergonomic considerations, and tone production, while also discussing classical compositional forms, sight-reading skills, and a fingerstylist’s command of the instrument. For intermediate players; includes handouts in standard notation and TAB.

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  • Bill Abernathy (Artist)
    Bill Abernathy
    Beautiful work!!!!
  • Cap Wilhelm-Safian (Artist)
    Cap Wilhelm-Safian
    Fan-freakin-tastic.
  • Susan Martin (Artist)
    Susan Martin
    Fine tunes and excellent guitar playing!
  • Sky Archer (Artist)
    Sky Archer
    Ahhh full moon is kiling me! love your choice of phrasing. I have acoustic stuff recorded..but not like this!wow
  • Mitch Marcoulier (Artist)
    Mitch Marcoulier
    Dig'n your guitar style! Excellent musician here folks! Really enjoyed 5927 California Street! Well done! Mitch
  • Donnie Stovall (Artist)
    Donnie Stovall
    Great sounds,,,,,,,,,,,

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Acoustic Guitar Summit with Teja Gerken, Tim Sparks, and Matthew Montfort in Mill Valley this Thurs http://t.co/0b1d3OUEk0

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