The Music of Reverend Gary Davis
ragtime, gospel, swing;
understanding chord melody
Sunday, January 13, 2019
New York, NY
This workshop is devoted to learning the guitar styles and techniques of one of the greatest gospel and ragtime guitarists. Davis’ techniques and harmonic ideas represent some of the most sophisticated and unique approaches in fingerstyle guitar music. I’ll be teaching new repertoire from previous Davis workshops and the focus will be on understanding practical chord melody and syncopated picking ideas as well as how to create variations within a tune. The arrangements provide the basics for beginners as well as a “jumping off” point, as Davis used to say, for more experience players. I’ll also be playing my tapes from my lessons – a fascinating insight into Davis’ music and teaching. The Reverend Davis workshop has become an annual event, and is always a special workshop. If you have any questions, please Email if you have any questions. Looking forward to a great afternoon. -Woody
photo; Woody Mann
Space is very limited
SUNDAY, January 13th , 2019
Midtown West, Manhattan.
Includes all materials; music and tablature, audio and video recordings.
Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with the address, contact numbers, as well as additional information for preparing for the workshop.
Please email if you have any questions.
See the The Reverend Gary Davis film “Harlem Street Singer”
Woody Mann, producer