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Diamond Cove Music is pleased to present a mandolin workshop featuring mandolin-guru, Wayne Fugate. The workshop will have something to offer players of all levels from beginner to advanced. The format will be flexible and interactive in nature to assure that each participant gains the information and insight that will help them to improve their playing. Along the way, we'll cover topics that include: - Developing the "three T's" of tone, timing and technique. We'll talk about all of the things that contribute to the production of good tone, work on some great exercises to build right and left hand technique and get comfy playing along with a metronome to improve our timing. - Strategies for beginning improvisation and developing variations on fiddle tunes. - Tips and tricks for developing an understanding of how chords work and for unlocking the fretboard to find alternate ways of playing the chords you already know. - How to organize and balance your practice time to assure that your playing continues to progress. Participation in this workshop will be limited to assure participants adequate, individual attention. Be sure to call Diamond Cove Music today to reserve your spot! About Wayne Fugate: Wayne makes his musical home in the space in, around and between the American roots styles of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time music, he can swing gracefully from these styles to any of his other musical loves in the worlds of Classical, Gypsy jazz and Brazilian Choro music. His playing combines emotion and intellect with technical precision and while he puts his own creative stamp on everything that he plays, the respect he has for tradition is readily apparent in his playing. A founding member of the widely acclaimed, eclectic string band "Uncommon Ground", Wayne also performs and tours with “Mandolin Madness” an ensemble featuring mandolin great, Barry Mitterhoff and “The New York Mandolin Ensemble”, one of the country’s premiere chamber orchestra groups using instruments of the Mandolin and Lute families (Mandolins, Mandola, Mando-Cello, Guitar and Bass). He has performed on two continents at noteworthy venues that include Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, The Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle, West Point, SPAC, The Bardovan, and The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. He can be heard on the soundtracks of Emmy nominated film "Home" and Louis B. Mayer award winning short film, "Respects". For more info: www.waynefugate.comSave
Mandolin Madness at Grappa! Come and join Mandolin Madness in the courtyard at Grappa Ristorante in Warwick, NY for an evening combining delicious food and impeccable service with inspired music! In a never ending quest to establish the Mandolin as a worldwide dominant force among musical instruments, three longtime friends and mandolin masters have joined forces in forming the band “Mandolin Madness”, as a vehicle for winning converts to their cause. Mandolin Madness features Barry Mitterhoff, Michael Sassano and Wayne Fugate – three mandolin players whose mandolinistic stylings are uniquely their own but who play together with a synergy that makes for a truly memorable string summit. Making a musical home in the space around and between the great American roots styles of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time, Mandolin Madness draws on all the voices of the mandolin family (mandolin, mandola, mando-cello and octave mandolin) to create a show that is mythical, magical, musical mandolin mayhem.Save
Somewhere beyond or behind all musical borders lies a creative terrain where bluegrass, jazz, Latin, classical, pop, and other various world musics mingle, played by musicians who care more for inspiration than they do for genre. This is the musical place that Wayne Fugate calls home.
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“The first batch of chords is from author and master musician Wayne Fugate whose experience in bluegrass, jazz, and classical styles, having benefited from the tutelage of Mike Marshall and Barry Mitterhoff, has brought him to stage and studio with some of acoustic music’s finest, including Tony Trischka, Mark Cosgrove, and the New York Mandolin Orchestra. We’d like to let the cat out of the bag and tell you about a project he has in the oven at Mel Bay, he’s taken about 35 Bach keyboard pieces and arranged them for instruments of equal voice (two mandolins, two violins, etc.) The bulk of the work is done except for the accompaniment CD and he’s enlisted some pretty great players to join him in the recording. Perhaps a CD for commercial release will come out of it, too.”