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Foundations of Acoustic Lead Guitar Workshop with Alan Barnosky

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
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All skill levels welcome

Take the mystery out of solos and instrumentals by digging into the foundations of acoustic lead guitar. This workshop is for guitarists of all levels who wish to improve the general sound and feel of their playing. Participants will learn how to make melodies and lead lines sound more musical and interesting with techniques like sustain, rhythmic pulse, open strings, harmony notes, slurs, dynamics, and more. A classic song will be introduced as an example, followed by demonstrations on how to develop a compelling lead for that song, and then explanations on how the approach can be applied to other songs and situations. The focus will be on bluegrass and folk styles but can easily be transferred to any acoustic genre. Notated exercises and examples will be provided for all participants.

Alan Barnosky is a guitarist and songwriter based in Durham, NC. He is a regular contributor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and hosts the Monday night Beer & Banjos music series at The Pit in Durham. He performs as a solo songwriter, as a guitarist with the bluegrass four-piece Counterclockwise String Band, and as a bassist with the folk outfit Chatham Rabbits. His two studio albums have garnered attention from IndyWeek and The Bluegrass Situation and received a top 10 spot on the Folk DJ Chart.

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.

PineCone is committed to making our programs accessible and welcoming to all. To request accommodations (Zoom or tech help; captions; etc) for this or any upcoming PineCone events, please e-mail Jamie or call 919-656-7902.  

You will receive a registration confirmation email with details for joining the workshop. Please be sure that your email address is entered correctly and check your spam or promotions folder if you do not receive the confirmation email. If you are still unable to locate the email confirmation and have not received the reminder email by 5pm the day of the workshop, please call or text Courtney at 919-516-9049.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
7:00 pm
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