The 3 R's of Charts
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 12:00pm
Lead Belly Stage - Room #333
Charts can be very useful tools for communicating among musicians, and for learning or teaching songs. Charts can also be vague, frustrating, counterproductive, or just plain wrong. In this workshop we'll look at some of the many different styles of charts in use today. And we'll explore the underlying principles that separate good charts from bad ones, whatever the style. We'll do some listening and writing, singing and playing - bring your instrument. You'll come away with handouts, and hopefully some techniques to improve both your reading and writing of charts.
John Tuttle studied music theory and composition at SUNY Binghamton and at UC Berkeley. He is an accomplished composer, arranger and music director, as well as pianist and guitarist. He has experience in a wide variety of musical situations from classical concert halls to theater pits, recording studios, cruise ships, bar bands, jazz jams, and folkie coffee houses. John is a member of Quake City Jug Band - www.quakecityjugband.com.