August 28 – Sept 1, 2019
Join us for the 11th annual Tuscany Acoustic Guitar Workshop in beautiful historic Arezzo, Italy.
Participants come from all over the world to share the learning experience in a non- competitive community atmosphere.
Woody Mann & David Mastrangelo
FINGERSTYLE TECHNIQUES / REPERTOIRE / PERFORMING
The site for our workshop is in the historic town of Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany. The program is designed for all levels of players and will cover a wide range of ideas, techniques and practical approaches for developing fingerstyle guitar playing. The relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere offers students a chance to perform in daily “play and learn” sessions and focus on each individuals musical needs.
Some of the topics covered will be basic and syncopated picking, understanding the logic of the fretboard, improvising within a tune, open tunings, preparing a tune for performance and ways to develop your own sound. Woody and Davide will break down the complexities and teach arrangements of folk, blues, gospel, ragtime, jazz, celtic and contemporary repertoire.
There will also be a special emphasis on performance approaches and playing in a group. In addition to morning and afternoon sessions, there will be evening student concerts, jam sessions as well as special presentations from local luthiers.
We look forward to welcoming back alumni and new students for the 10th session of the Tuscany Guitar Workshop. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. A presto, Woody and Davide.
Locanda San Pier Piccolo
The site of the workshop will be the salon and the loggia of the “San Pier Piccolo”, a former monastery of 1200 converted into a welcoming structure, is one of the most beautiful historic buildings of the city of Arezzo, in the historic center, a few steps from museums, shops, and railway station. Locanda San Pier Piccolo
August 28th, 12pm – Arrival
September 1, 12pm Departure
Daily schedule will be sent you before the workshop
Participants must arrange for their accommodation; San Pier Piccolo is also an inn and it is possible to book single, double, double or triple rooms to share with other students; in Arezzo and surrounding areas there are many beautiful hotels and B &B’s. If you would like to share accommodations with other students or if you have any questions, please email us; firstname.lastname@example.org
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information.
Financial assistance available.
UK and European students: please email for bank transfer details if you would like to pay in pounds sterling or euros.
20% off tuition for early registration by Dec 15
(If paid via Payal we will refund the discount)