Blues Guitar Course

 with Eddie Martin

14-20 June 2020

Immerse yourself in the blues on our Blues guitar Workshop

There is no better way to push your playing to the next level than to spend the week learning and playing the  guitar with a true blues musician. Eddie Martin has been described as ” the most remarkable blues man of his generation” by Blues in Britain and we are delighted that he will be running our very popular electric blues guitar workshop.

He has spent most of his life in studying and contributing to the blues legacy and is in great demand not just as a performer but as an accomplished blues guitar teacher.

The emphasis of the week will be on playing the blues with other guitarists. Eddie Martin will present and demonstrate techniques,licks and guitar set up ” secrets” of the greats giving you the skills to play some of your favorite blues numbers

Eddie will help you increase you scale, chord and phrasing knowledge

Topics covered will include:

  • The pentatonic scale , and other modes blues players need to know
  • Slide techniques and tunings
  • Right hand technique alternatives ( plectrum, finger style, picks)
  • Playing over chord changes
  • Rhythm and grooves in 12/8 and 4/4 time
  • Live performance skills
  • Jamming etiquette
  • Extend your musical comfort zone
  • Build your confidence as a performer
  • Have fun doing what you love!

The sessions are relaxed and informal with plenty of practical demonstrations. Eddie will P1010225be on hand to help offerring expert advice and tips

Immerse yourself in playing the blues guitar with other enthusiasts while enjoying a relaxing holiday in the beautiful French countryside.

The typical level for a student best suited for this course is beginner to intermediate player – Ideally you can play your basic chords ( and  barre chords), you know your pentatonic box shapes and you’re ready for a fresh new challenge.

If you have any questions about the level of this course please do not hesitate to contact us.

The performance element of this course is also open to vocalists, a drummer, bassist and keyboard player. Please contact us if you would like more information

What to bring

To bring – guitar, amp, lead and note book. Please feel free to use audio and video recording equipment during the day. Headphones are recommended for your own playback.