In March I started offering Saturday two-hour workshops once a month; yesterday was our second. These are especially for folks who don’t have time during the week for private lessons, or who prefer to learn in a group, but all are welcome.
These first two workshops focused on chords and backup. We talked about how to spell chords (how to know what notes belong in a chord), and worked on ways to use the chords to backup a tune, using Liberty mostly and also Ash Grove a little bit.
The next one is scheduled for May 20, 2:30-4:30, $20, and the topic will be beginning solo arranging. I’ll likely talk about some of the same ideas I’ve written about in my arranging article.