Enhancing Accompaniments w/ Walking Bass & Treble Ornamentation
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Music 1 - Room #102
Tired of playing songs with nothing but first-position chords? Unsure how to keep your guitar accompaniments moving when you have to play one chord for a long time? This class explores techniques for imparting dynamism to your accompaniments. Learn to construct and execute walking bass lines so you can articulate the transitions between chords. Learn to decorate your chords with vamps and treble notes. Improve your musicianship with counting exercises and a tiny dose of elementary chord theory. Handouts and friendly guidance provided.
Kay teaches guitar at colleges and studios throughout the Bay Area. She creates an inclusive, caring environment, observes students closely, and responds to students' individual learning challenges. Kay helps students develop excellent practical technique and musicianship skills (counting, memorizing, reading, and theoretical comprehension). She teaches many guitar styles including Fingerstyle, Pop, Folk, Classic Rock, Jazz, Brazilian, Celtic, Classical, and Ensemble Playing. In 2001, Kay co-founded From Women's Hearts and Hands Guitar Camp, a semi-annual educational gathering for women guitar players.