Don Alder Guitar Workshop

                                      Sunday September 11th at 2:30pm at St Patrick's Episcopal Church.

                                                                164 Fairview Rd Mooresville, NC

                                             The Tonal Toolkit

This class for all levels will focus on a variety of techniques that can be used to achieve endless tonal colors on the acoustic guitar. We will explore right-hand techniques including hybrid fingerpicking/frailing, percussive effects, tapping, soundhole wah wah, and various methods of creating harmonic overtones while focusing on string bends, slurs, hammer-ons and pull-offs with the left hand. Combining these right- and left-hand techniques in different ways creates a tonal toolkit that is at the player’s disposal when composing or arranging tunes. Using tools like sliding harmonics and body vibrato can set your sound apart from the crowd. We will also explore the importance of rhythm The goal is to put all of these tools to work in a way that will result in a unique approach with each individual’s own touch and color palette. We will work in variety of tunings including standard. The workshop will include exercises and handouts

This class is $20 per student. Registration is available here