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Intro to Dobro with Fireside Collective’s Tommy Maher

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In this online workshop, Tommy Maher will lead attendees in a fun resonator guitar workshop for beginning and intermediate players. Using “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” in the key of G, this workshop will cover:

An Introduction to the Resonator Guitar

  • History of the instrument
  • Parts of the instrument
  • Gear

Basic Technique

  • Tuning
  • Fretting with the bar
  • Right hand placement

Fretboard Knowledge

  • Major Scale
  • Minor Scale
  • Blues Scale

Resonator Guitar Backup Rhythm

  • The chop
  • The pinch

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken” Key of G

  • Simple melody
  • Incorporating rolls
  • Single string melody
  • Spicing it up a bit with embellishments!

There will be time for Q&A at the end of the workshop. Space is limited – sign up today!

Tommy is one fifth of the Asheville based Fireside Collective, a quintet who cheerfully disregard every kind of one-dimensional label that might be attached to their music. Tommy and the band have been busy, releasing two albums, winning the 2016 Merlefest Band Competition and earning an International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Band of the Year nomination.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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