To all Beginner/Intermediate Guitarists who are interested in attending the Acoustic Blues Weekend of workshops, jams and performances at The Beacon, Wantage OX12 9BX from Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March, we are pleased to announce that Michael Roach will be teaching a Country Blues Guitar class.
After spending several years in Washington DC learning directly from such well-known figures as John Jackson, John Cephas and Jerry Ricks, Michael Roach has developed his own style and is now an exceptional performer. With seven CD albums to his credit and one instructional DVD (An Introduction to Country Blues Guitar), Michael is firmly established worldwide in traditional blues music circles. For the weekend, Michael will focus on the finger picking skills and techniques used by early guitarists. He will use blues songs to show you how to play a 12 bar, an 8 bar and a ragtime blues progression. He will start by showing you the basic framework of a song and then dress it up with tricks and hot licks. Michael will also focus on grooves and playing rhythm to accompany a singer.

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