Next week, I return to the national centre for folk arts, Halsway Manor, in the splendid Mendips in Somerset. It’s always a lovely event, with workshops, jam sessions and performances. I’ll be leading some workshops and performing a set on the final evening, along with my co-hosts, Vera Van Heeringen and Dave Malkin.
More information here.
Who’s it for?
“This course is aimed at acoustic guitarists (steel-strung) of an intermediate level and above, it’s not really suitable for beginners.
As a guide, to get the most from the course you’ll need a grasp of the following topics:
- All common open major and minor chords
- Familiarity with one or two moveable barre chord shapes
- Some basic fingerpicking ability
- Steady, even strumming rhythm in 4/4 time
Beyond this, enthusiasm is much more important than skill level; we only ask that you join in to the best of your ability. This week is all about helping you develop your playing, whatever your current level of ability, and sending you away with the inspiration and tools to continue to improve.”