March 9, 2019 Jazz Guitar Workshop with Frank Vignola

Jazz Guitar Workshop with Frank Vignola

 

Photo Courtesy of Marion Brown

 

On Saturday, March 9, 2019  students joined Join Jazz Guitar Master Frank Vignola, for an all-day Jazz Guitar Workshop, exploring and discussing jazz guitar, chord development, improvisation and techniques

The workshop concluded with a private performance for the students by Vignola.

Frank lead the class through warm-up exercises that can be incorporated into their daily practice routine. He led the group through the repertoire of the 10 songs sent to all in advance of the workshop. Frank discussed the importance of melody and how to take the melody of a song, spice it up a bit, and create an improvised solo

Guitarists tend to think in positions and specific registers of the guitar but we need to get out of the box!  Frank explored how you can take something as basic as an arpeggio or chord tones and expand it to cover the entire fretboard, and how to integrate this way of thinking into your practice and performance.

For information about future workshops please email programs@mahwahmusuem.org to be added to our email list.