John Schwab Guitar Workshop: NYC, 3/15/15 and 3/28/15





Saturday, March 28, 1:00PM-3:00PM, Jalopy School of Music, Brooklyn, NY

John Schwab is teaching two workshops at an intermediate to advanced (not beginner!) level, with an emphasis on traditional backup styles. The first one will cover at least 4 different styles of backing up straightforward tunes in the key of G (or A). Learn approaches used by Hub Mahaffey, Luches Kessinger, Asa Martin, Ernest V. Stoneman, and others. This “G-tune toolbox” is loads of fun and really useful, too. Details about the second workshop coming soon!

John Schwab has been playing old-time backup guitar since the early 1970s. He’s played with loads of different fiddlers and banjo players, at fiddlers’ conventions and music camps, concerts and community dances, and in kitchens and living rooms.  His approach to teaching backup guitar has evolved over the years, but it’s always been rooted in his reverence for the master backup guitar players of the 1920s and ‘30s.

Here’s a review of  John Schwab’s Old-Time Backup Guitar: Learn from the Masters.  It’s a 102-page book (plus an accompanying CD with more than 120 mp3 files) teaching a traditional approach for playing backup guitar.

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One Response to “John Schwab Guitar Workshop: NYC, 3/15/15 and 3/28/15”

  1. John Schwab Says:

    Thanks for the plug!! Just so’s folks know, the March 28 workshop will focus on backup guitar from the great state of Georgia. Of course, Riley Puckett is the Big Dog, and we’ll be considering The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly sides of Riley Puckett. But there are some other wonderful players we’ll be tossing into the mix. John Dilleshaw (7 Foot Dilly), Red Henderson (from Earl Johnson’s band), Hoke Rice, Melvin Dupree, and others. Y’all come!

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