Date: Friday, Jun 9th, 2023 - Sunday, Jun 11th, 2023
Time: All Day
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 9 – 11, 2023
Jorma and David will be choosing songs for this three-day workshop from the Hot Tuna/Jorma/Jefferson Airplane well. You should have knowledge of first position chords and be skilled with basic right-hand techniques; simple fingerpicking including arpeggios, with alternating thumb, and basic familiarity with hammering on, pulling off, and sliding on strings. The class will expand on these techniques and extend from patterns into melodic lines while emphasizing the liberation of the thumb, thus providing a steady alternating bass line. The material will be treated in a sophisticated way, but with more individualized instruction opportunities and at a pace commensurate with the skill level of this workshop. Don’t let this description deter you from signing up if you feel you might not be up to speed. We can get you up to speed with supplementary lessons from Breakdownway.com. The goal here is to perfect your playing while still having a good time. No pressure!