This weekend mandolin intensive will focus on the blues and its influence on the music we love to play. Don Julin and Jim Richter will show how blues relates to rock, jazz, and other styles on the mandolin.
The Basic Ingredients
Using Double-Stops to Shuffle The Blues
Blending Blues with Other Genres
Pentatonic Soloing in Blues and Rock Styles
Arranging Rock Tunes For Mandolin
Playing The Changes: A Jazz Approach To The Blues
Six Live 60-Minute ZOOM Classes
Two Live 60-Minute Office Hours Sessions (Q&A)
Two Instructor Concerts
Guided Practice Videos
PDF with Standard Notation and Tablature
What level is this workshop?
Watch the following four videos which will help you decide if this workshop is for you.
These guided practice videos are only a small slice of what makes this workshop so great.
Hope to see you there!
Some people have asked if they need to be present at the "Live" sessions. Of course, it is best if you can, but you will be able to access this complete workshop at any time in the future. All workshop elements will be recorded and uploaded to the Blues Weekend homepage. You have unlimited access to these recordings, PDF, practice tracks, and more. So no matter your work schedule, timezone, or prior commitments, you can still have unlimited access to the entire workshop. The only part you will miss out on is the live Q&A sessions called Office Hours, but these too are recorded.
Friday, March 18:
8:00 pm Jim Richter & Gordon Bonham Concert
Saturday, March 19:
11:00 am The Basic Ingredients (Don)
12:30 pm Using Double-Stops to Shuffle the Blues (Jim)
2:00 pm Office Hours (Q&A) both will be present
3:30 pm Blending Blues With Other Genres (Don)
5:00 pm Pentatonic Soloing in Blues and Rock Styles (Jim)
8:00 pm Don Julin & Ron Getz Concert
Sunday, March 20
12:00 pm (noon) Arranging Rock Tunes For Mandolin (Jim)
1:30 pm Playing The Changes: A Jazz Approach To The Blues (Don)
3:00 pm Office Hours (Q&A) both will be present
All times listed in EST (same as New York)
All sessions are recorded and uploaded to the workshop home page for future viewing.
What Students Are Saying About My Recent Workshops
Don, this was the best and most informative class I have ever taken. Forty-plus years of playing mandolin, and this course has opened doors and new ideas that I never thought of. The best thing about this course is how logical the process was throughout the whole course, and this makes learning so much easier and quicker. Wish I could have had this course years ago when I first started learning mandolin. Thanks for all you do!