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.
“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.”
This Spring, I’ll be holding a weekend of acoustic guitar workshops at the stunning venue of Reymerston Hall, a gorgeously-renovated Georgian manor house deep in the Norfolk countryside. There are six beautiful bedrooms and 12 acres of lovely grounds to enjoy, as we’ll have the place to ourselves. Nice.
Over the years, I’ve created arrangements, transcribed music, written for guitar mags and led workshops. Along the way, I’ve been asked for specific pieces, arrangements etc., so I decided it was time I created a place to funnel all of that: a place for guitar learning, enrichment and sharing.
So, I finally decided to go for it! Watch the video to hear more, and click the button above to have a closer look…
I’m delighted to announce that my new E.P. is released on October 18 on all the major streaming platforms. Pre-orders are available NOW on Bandcamp.
What’s the story? Well, I’ve long admired this era of popular music, and while it’s always divided opinion, I believe a great song will stand up for itself.
The catalyst for this project was when I arranged and recorded These Dreams; a chain of connections led Nancy Wilson (lead vocalist on Heart’s original) to hear it and send me a beautiful message of thanks and support. Starstruck and motivated, I ran with the ball…
So, this E.P. is a collection of solo guitar arrangements of five 80’s classics from the likes of Talk Talk, The Bee Gees and Elton John, celebrating straight-up great songwriting.
And, if you happen to be a fellow child of the 80’s, I hope you’ll feel the gorgeous glow of nostalgia.
“Tristan Seume has made his way into the top tier of acoustic guitar instrumentalists in the United Kingdom not only due to the extraordinary fingerstyle abilities demonstrated on his original and interpretative recordings, but also his penchant for sharing his skills. In addition to being in high demand to play on other musicians’ projects, he is one of the top educators in his field. Seume, who is in his early 40s, is a regular contributor to several UK music magazines and a workshop teacher at major guitar festivals. His concise video tutorials are now making their way into American guitarists’ feeds…”