Date: Friday, Mar 25th, 2022 - Sunday, Mar 27th, 2022

Time: Various

Location: Virtual
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“Beyond The Triad & The Dominant 7th”

Hopefully my online workshops will remove barriers for those who are not comfortable with the in-person format right now. That being said, my plan is to challenge my level 3 / 4 students to explore different harmonic approaches to songs you may already be familiar with. Sometimes a major triad says all that needs to be said, and sometimes there is room for embellishments. I will pick two or three songs as departure points for this process. We will examine my process for creating melodic solos for both blues and ballads. The two are not necessarily the same.

Practice regimens are so important to becoming an accomplished player. Everybody has a busy life these days. I will illustrate what I feel to be the most economical use of your time.

This workshop is currently full. Please fill out an application to be added to the wait list. No deposit required.

About Jorma Kaukonen

In a career that has spanned over a half century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and an innovator at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll.

Jorma was a founding member of two legendary bands: The Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, The Jorma Kaukonen-Jack Casady duo created much of the Jefferson Airplane’s signature sound, and Jorma’s lead and fingerstyle guitar playing characterizes some of the band’s most memorable tracks.

Over the last three and a half decades, Hot Tuna has performed thousands of concerts all over the world and released more than two dozen records. Jorma and Jack continue to tour as Hot Tuna, in recent years with mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff. The group has played with many of the legends of the music industry. Jorma was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, along with the other members of The Jefferson Airplane.

Jorma has also had more than a dozen solo albums, beginning with 1974’s “Quah” and continuing through “Blue Country Heart” in 2002 and “Stars In My Crown” in 2007.

Jorma’s Grammy-nominated “Blue Country Heart,” pays tribute to the rich, deep aspects of American roots music with Jorma performing the works of his favorite blues and country legends, “Stars In My Crown” is more personal. It features an abundance of original songs, such as, “Late Breaking News,” “A Life Well Lived,” “Living In The Moment,” and the deeply moving “Heart Temporary,” It isn’t entirely original compositions, though, with songs of many styles, from Johnny Cash’s chilling “The Man Comes Around” to a reggae song, “By The Rivers Of Babylon,” to the celebratory title cut, “Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown.”

At Fur Peace Ranch he’s known as “The Captain,” but for music enthusiasts all over the world Jorma Kaukonen is known as the leader of fingerstyle guitar playing, particularly of American roots music.

Jorma Kaukonen Discography

  1. “Quah” (1974) with Tom Hobson
  2. “Jorma” (1979)
  3. “Barbecue King” (1980) with Vital Parts
  4. “Too Hot To Handle” (1985)
  5. “Magic” (1985)
  6. “Embryonic Journey” (1994) with Tim Constanten
  7. “Magic Two” (1995)
  8. “Land of Heroes” (1995)
  9. “Christmas With Jorma Kaukonen” (1996)
  10. “Too Many Years” (1998)
  11. “Live” (2001) Jorma Kaukonen Trio
  12. “Blue Country Heart” (2002)
  13. “Stars In My Crown” (2007)
  14. “River of Time” (2009)
  15. “Ain’t In No Hurry” (2015)

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