Getting the Open Tuning Sound in Standard Tuning
Mark Lemaire
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1:00pm
Music 1 - Room #102

Why are some guitar keys easier than others? How do you get the smooth, gliding sound of open tuning while in regular tuning? How can you switch chords smoothly without leaving "holes" and nasty noises in your song? In this workshop, Mark will show students how to use the thumb to play bass notes, freeing the other fingers up for more interesting chords, and how to use open strings to switch positions, add color to existing chords, and get those close interval "clusters" that sound so cool. He'll also explore right-hand techniques that will add new colors to your guitar-player's palette.

Bring your guitar, but this is NOT just for guitar geeks! It's an explanation of cool guitar tricks and demonstrations of them by Mark Lemaire with background vocalist Cindy van Empel. Guitarist attendees should understand note names and how chords are built (1, 3, 5, etc), but music loving listeners are also welcome.

Mark Lemaire is a guitarist and vocalist with over 40 years of experience on stage and in the studio. He is also a producer and recording engineer for music ranging from singer-songwriter to symphony orchestra.