Sunday, October 23, 1:00pm
Peterson House, 297 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY See Map
"Fingerstyle Finesse and Artistry"
This workshop is open to any guitarist, from every musical horizon, who has already attained a competent technical level. Pierre addresses issues of musicianship, philosophy of music, approach to the guitar, lots of techniques, exercises, ear training and more. All together, it's about Music for Guitar in Fingerstyle, whatever the tuning is. Pierre's classes are based on a large concept which is that, whatever the style, and whether you'd like to focus on interpreting, improvising or composing, we need to fulfill the process of playing to express music on the instrument. This is analyzed and optimized throughout the length of the class by going deep into various right hand and left hand techniques, body position, finger control, exercises, ornamentations, rhythmic attention, tone, expression, interpretation and so forth.
Pierre plays in DADGAD tuning, but while the seminar is not about DADGAD per se, Pierre will share his experience of this tuning. Reading tablature will be helpful, but not essential. With one-on-one interaction and sensitivity to individual questions and concerns, this fingerstyle master class is a valuable experience that will give you much to think about and work on.
Level: intermediate, advanced.