Woody will teaching the repertoire and playing styles of Blind Blake and Big Bill Broonzy, two of the greatest masters of the ragtime and blues guitar tradition. In addition to learning many of their sophisticated arrangements, the focus will be on furthering your own creativity by understanding what you are playing and developing practical approaches to creating variations within a tune. Woody will break down the complexities and illustrate Blake and Broonzy’s spontaneous and improvised approach to their music. Some of the techniques covered will be syncopated picking and getting the texture and groove of the music, using partial chords, damping, dynamics and improvising. This is a workshop for guitarists who would like to get deeper into the playing of Blake and Broonzy and take your playing to the next level while learning some great tunes in the process. Space is limited.
SUNDAY, November 20th, 2016
The location will be in Midtown 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.
Woody Mann is a man who knows his business of blues guitar thoroughly. Blind Blake is easily the toughest/most skillful blues player ever seen, so you really need some good instruction to get inside to the secrets of Mr. Blake. Woody Mann is very good teacher. In fact, I’m actually trying to avoid other teachers and buying only his videos and other teaching material, because he is so good at it. – M. Jaatinen/Amazon Customer Review