Janie Rothfield Old Time Back Up Guitar
Beginner and Intermediate Classes
- 45 min45 minutes
- 45 US dollars$45
- Online Sessions
Beginner Old Time Back Up Guitar: We will start out by learning to play the basic D, G, A and C chords, how to use our pick and play a basic BOOM CHUCK strumming technique. We will work on playing back up to some simple songs and accompany an old time fiddle tune. Learning to play by ear and following a new song/tune is important and we will start to develop your learning by ear skills! Intermediate Old Time Back Up Guitar: This class will work on adding additional chords such Em, Am, F and Bm which will allow us to play in more keys. We will continue adding in a variety of bass runs between the chords and some melody as well! We will also work on adding speed, precision, tone and musicality to your playing and how to listen for chords and chord changes with new tunes and songs. INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALS Our local store in Staunton FRETWELL BASS has a good selection of instruments and accessories and they can order items not in the store too! If you need assistance in picking out an instrument, please contact me. I am happy to help. Acoustic Guitar with light/medium strings in good playing condition-with guitar strap and case Acoustic Guitar Capo I prefer the Shubb Capo’s like this one: https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/products/capos-shubb-shubb-c1-steelstring-guitar-capo Medium-Hard Flat Pick I like these Wegen TF 120 Guitar Picks 1.2MM-https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/products/wegen-picks-wegen-wegen-tf-120-picks Clip On Guitar Tuner: I do NOT like the Snark brand, although inexpensive they break easily. OR you can use a tuner APP on your phone! Guitar Strap: Your personal preference of course-I like cloth or woven straps. Guitar Stand (Optional): I recommend getting one so that your guitar is out and ready to play even for a few minutes every day!!
16 W. Beverley Street, #Second Floor, Staunton, 24401