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Laurence Juber - Beatles, Wings and Six Strings

Level 3

This workshop covers arranging and performing for Fingerstyle Guitar and encourages a musical approach to the guitar with technique and performance skills integrated organically into the presentation.

I'll work on techniques for arranging songs; building moving parts from basic harmony; voicing and articulating the melody, bass and groove to create a satisfying performance. Repertoire is drawn from traditional tunes, the 'great American song book', Beatles and Wings tunes, as well as my originals. Standard tuning plus DADGAD and other altered tunings. Lots of tips, tricks and useful picking advice.

There is an emphasis on both left and right hand fingering in regard to tone production and technical efficiency.

Lots of useful information, interactivity and fun! Knowledge of theory is not essential. beginners to advanced.

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About Laurence Juber

As a young working musician in London, England in the 1970s, Laurence Juber got an extraordinary, life-changing break when Paul McCartney picked him to become Wings’ lead guitarist. Juber spent three years recording and touring with the band. During that time he won a Best Rock Instrumental GRAMMY® for the track "Rockestra" from the Wings album, "Back To The Egg."

After Wings folded in 1981, Juber embarked on a career as a solo artist, composer and arranger, and soon developed a reputation as a world-class guitar virtuoso, being voted #1 by Fingerstyle Guitar magazine. He has released 14 critically acclaimed solo albums, including "LJ Plays the Beatles","Guitarist" and "PCH". "I've Got The World On 6 Strings", is a collection of solo guitar arrangements of classic tunes by Harold Arlen.

Juber's DVD "Guitar Noir" is DVD Etc. magazine's top pick for surround-sound 5.1 audio and earned a 2005 CEA "Demmy" award for sonic excellence. His solo guitar arrangement of "The Pink Panther Theme" is featured on the Best Pop Instrumental GRAMMY®-winning album "Henry Mancini-Pink Guitar". His arrangement of “Stand By Me” was featured in the “Diamonds Are Forever” TV commercial.

Folios and DVDs of his compositions and arrangements are published by Alfred Publications. The venerable C.F. Martin Company currently offers an ‘LJ’ Signature model guitar and GHS Strings market Juber's Signature guitar strings.

His latest release “Wooden Horses” showcases LJ’s composing for solo guitar.

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