Date: Friday, Jun 16th, 2023 - Sunday, Jun 18th, 2023
Location: Martha’s Vineyard Map
Vibing on the Vineyard
**This workshop is currently full. Please fill out an application to be added to the wait list. No deposit required.
Join Jorma Kaukonen and David Wolff for an unparalleled experience on Martha’s Vineyard. Spend the weekend with a small group of like-minded students and learn to play your favorite music on this beautiful island. You will arrive on-island Thursday evening, and your interactive experience will begin on Friday morning and continue through Sunday.
This unique experience includes 15-18 hours of instruction as well as video clips provided by Jorma and David so that you can review what you’ve learned at your leisure.
Lunches will be included. Overnight accommodations and all other meals are the responsibility of the student.
In addition, during the weekend you’re invited to head over to a local venue for some live music and entertainment where you will have the opportunity to see Jorma in an intimate performance. You will be our guest.
Explore the idyllic island of Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy the intricacies of this great music!
June 16 – 18, 2023
Jorma and David are planning a hearty three-day workshop with total emphasis on acoustic fingerstyle playing. Participants should be proficient with thumb independence with alternating thumb patterns accompanied by melodic lines, experience with songs that depart from pattern fingerpicking, and acquaintance with chord inversions in several positions up the neck. The focus will be on bringing pieces to performance level in terms of groove, tone, texture, and creativity. Their goal with this workshop is to further develop your skills and use songs as vehicles for teaching licks, riffs, runs, and embellishments in various keys. Songs will be broken down, but assume a level of skill permitting a brisk pace. If you are seeking a challenge via in-depth techniques such as interpretations, arranging, developing solos, improvising, and playing together then this class is for you.