Blues & Swing Week 2016 at the Augusta Heritage Center Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 Augusta’s Blues & Swing Week provides students with the opportunity to work with some of the finest performers and educators in the Blues and Swing worlds. Classes cover a variety of styles and levels of instruction on guitar, bass, piano, harmonica, blues dance and voice, as well as the history of both genres. Evening activities include legendary late-night jams, concerts, dances and a Wednesday night Cabaret. All classes are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning blues & swing style, technique and repertoire. Youth, as well as adults, are welcome to participate. Tuition paid BEFORE June 1: $450. Tuition paid AFTER June 1: $490. REGISTER HERE: https://secure.dewv.edu/augusta/ The 2016 Blues & Swing Week staff includes: (for bios and class information: https://goo.gl/a0NeJg) Wendi Bourne: Coordinator Joan Fenton: Coordinator Phil Wiggins: Coordinator Joan Fenton: Moveable Chords: Playing Blues Guitar Up the Neck – Beg./Int.; Blues House Party – All Levels) Ralph Gordon: Swing Bass 1 – Beg./Int.; Swing Bass 2: Playing the Changes – Adv. Junious Brickhouse: Dance – Walkarounds, Cakewalks & Cyphers: Emancipation Ceremonies? – All Levels & House Party Dance – All Levels Jason Anick: Swing Fiddle 1: Improvisation – Int./Adv.; Swing Fiddle 2: Repertoire Building – Int./Adv. Valerie Turner: Country Blues Guitar Basics – Beg.; Country Blues Guitar Fingerpicking – Int. Eleanor Ellis: Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire – Int./Adv.; Blues Guitar in Dropped D Tuning – Int./Adv. Martin Grosswendt: Weird Country Blues – Int./Adv.; Beautiful Blues Guitar – Int./Adv. Eric Noden: Blues Fingerstyle Slide Guitar – Int./Adv.; Grooves for Blues Guitar & Harmonica – All Levels Tom Mitchell: Three Notes & the Truth for Swing Guitarists – Int.; Swing Guitar: The Music of Django Reinhardt – Adv. Matt Munisteri: Swing Guitar Survey: Phrasing, Fingering, Note Choices & Melodies – Adv.; Swing Guitar: Introduction to Chord/Melody Playing – Int. Geoffrey “Stingy Brim” Seals: Blues Harmonica – Beg. Andrew Alli: Introduction to American Harmonica History and Early Playing Styles – Beg./Int.; Harmonica: Navigating a 12 Bar Blues – Intro, Turnaround and Ending Licks – Int./Adv. Joe Filisko: Blues Harmonica – Int./Adv.; Grooves for Blues Guitar & Harmonica – All Levels; Blues Harmonica Performance Mini-Course – All Levels Carol Sudhalter: Playing Together with Other Swing Horns – Int.; The Great American Songbook for Swing Horns: Playing the Beautiful Tunes and Jamming on Them – Int. Wes Crawford: Pizza Box Percussion – Beg./Int. Judy LaPrade: Blues Theory 101: Playing with the Blues – All Instruments & Vocalists – All Levels; Blues Piano – Beg. Erwin Helfer: Blues Piano – Int./Adv. Robert Redd: Swing Piano, Parts 1 & 2 – Int./Adv. Samuel James: Songwriting – All Levels; Slide Guitar – Beg. Lightnin’ Wells: Ukulele – Beg./Int. Marcus Cartwright: Delta Blues Vocal Repertoire – Int. Resa Gibbs & Roddy Barnes: Blues Vocal Repertoire – All Levels; Blues Vocal Technique & Performance – All Levels Becky Kilgore: Swing Band Singing – Beg./Int.) Swing Vocal Repertoire – Int./Adv. Dave Davies: Vocal Improvisation & Swing Chorus – All Levels; Swing Vocal Repertoire – Int./Adv. Jerron Paxton: String Band/Jug Band Repertoire – All Levels; String Band/Jug Band Performance – All Levels Gayle Dean Wardlow: History of the Blues Laurie Goux: Folk Arts for Kids: Rhythm of Many Cultures Donna Diehl: Liaison Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.