Easier Done Than Said

Level 1/2

This workshop will be geared towards those that are in the beginning stages of their fingerpicking journey. We will be teaching some of Jorma's great songs that you'll be familiar with before the workshop. (You'll receive a gift of a free month subscription to to help you get going.)

As we delve into the songs, before long you'll be noticing that you're acquiring new methods and techniques of fingerpicking. We will strive to get the thumb to be independent This will, over time become natural to you. Your thumb will become your bass player and songs that seemed out of reach will become part of your everyday repertoire. You will reach a point in your journey where it will be simpler to demonstrate how you're playing rather than to explain it to others. To put it another way, it will be: Easier Done Than Said!

  • 09/15/17 - 09/18/17
  • Easier Done Than Said
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About David Wolff

David began listening to Jorma's music at the age of 15 and can clearly remember the very day he heard this wonderful music for the very first time, and fondly recalls closing his eyes in a futile attempt to imagine how one man could be responsible for all the sounds that were produced. That was the moment he began his own personal musical oddessy, knowing in his heart he just simply HAD to learn how to play like that.

David spent many years of his youth following Jorma around the country, pen and pad in hand taking "notes" attempting to emulate his moves. He became good friends with the musical juggernaut and eventually an idea was born; online guitar lessons with Jorma on a site called

Jorma of course is a busy man, so David took it upon himself to begin "breaking down" some of the popular songs from Jorma's set list to present to the students in a clear and understandable style. He then, somewhat by accident created the "Time Bender" technology that allows students to slow down original recordings without changing the actual pitch, a nifty little trick that helps students learn the songs slowly then build their speed. David then posted his lessons on the site in an effort to bring even more of Jorma's music to the students.



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