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    Name: Summer Bluegrass Workshops with Jeff Burke: #2 Improve Your Improv
    Date: July 27, 2019
    Event Description:
    Whether you want to join the farmer's market group, jam in a festival campground, or start your own backyard
    bluegrass session, this summer workshop series will get you comfortable in any bluegrass jam setting!
    This series is open to all acoustic string instruments and electric bass with small amp. It is for beginners to
    intermediate/advanced players.

    All Workshops 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    Slow Jam (open to the public) 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    The cost of each workshop is $20.

    Workshop #1: Saturday, June 29 - Bluegrass Basics
    Rhythm Roles for Each Instrument and Basic Jamming Rules
    Following Unfamiliar Songs and Playing in All Keys
    How to Lead a Song and How to Fake a Solo
    Resources for Bluegrass Songs to Learn

    Workshop #2: Saturday, July 27 - Improve Your Improv
    Simple soloing with Chords and Helpful Bluegrass Scales
    Ear Training and Using the Melody in Solos
    Advanced Solos: Double Stops, Playing Up the Neck, and Going Fast

    Workshop #3: Saturday, August 31 - Better Bluegrass Singing: Lead and Harmony Vocals
    Getting More Volume, Better Tone, and the Best Key for Your Voice
    Playing and Singing at the Same Time
    Bluegrass Harmony Basics

    Location:
    Friendly Music Community
    6731 Roosevelt Road
    Berwyn, IL 60402
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, July 27
    Workshop 1:00-3:00
    Slow Jam (open to the public) 3:00-5:00
    Contact Information:
    Rob Pierce
    Fees/Admission:
    $20 per workshop
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