Theory of Jazz Harmony for Folkies
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 4:00pm
Music 3 - Room #212
For all instruments, with or without knowledge of music theory. Get the how and why of pentatonic, minor pentatonic, mixolydian and other seemingly scary topics. For melody and rhythm players of all genres, as well as songwriters and composers.
In a breezy, fast paced workshop, performing artist Mokai explains a few fundamentals - from simple concepts to all kinds of fancy stuff including how to find the best notes for improvisation and avoid the clunkers.
Mokai has been picking since he was a kid, when he became obsessed with folk-blues guitar. He has a few albums out, including one just released, "Any Distraction'll Do", which is available online. He enjoys teaching workshops at folk festivals - he wants to turn you on to stuff that should be in every musician's bag of tricks and excite you to reignite your own explorations.