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Sommer Workshops 2024

SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2023

If you are interested in a workshop for 2024, then make a note of it now:
music@joscho-stephan.de

ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE GERMAN LANGUAGE

Workshop Ferlach (booked up!)

When: 05.06. – 09.06.2023 (arrival on Monday, departure on Friday)
Where: http://gasthof-plasch.at/
Price: incl. 4 x overnight stays + breakfast
700 euros in a single room (incl. course participation)
920 euros in a double room (1 course participant + 1 accompanying person)
460 euros only course participation
Division: 4 days of lessons of 4 hours each, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (1st lesson on June 6th)

Booking no longer possible!

Workshop Kressbronn (fully booked!):

When: 11.06. – 15.06.2023 (arrival on Sunday, departure on Thursday)
Where: www.gasthaus-seerose.de
Price: incl. 4 x overnight stays + breakfast
700 euros in a single room (incl. course participation)
920 euros in a double room (1 course participant + 1 accompanying person)
460 euros only course participation
Division: 4 days of lessons of 4 hours each, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (1st lesson on June 12th)

Booking no longer possible!

Workshop Italy (fully booked!):

When: 12.08. – 19.08.2023 (arrival on Saturday, departure on Saturday)
Where: Poderino St. Cristofero, Tuscany IT (video of the house: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbr0dPcG2lQ )
more information here: www.poderino-toscana.it
Price: incl. 7 x overnight stays + half board
1250 euros in a single room (incl. course participation)
1550 euros in a double room (1 course participant + accompanying person)
Breakdown: 6 days of lessons of 4 hours each, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Booking no longer possible!

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Content of the workshops:

Rhythm guitar:
Striking technique + correct position of the right hand
Steam with your left hand
typical chords of Gypsy Swing
various rhythms (bolero, swing, ballad etc.)
classic intros + outros
Extensions (bass line interjections + stepped chords)
Accent interjections (a la Django Reinhardt)

solo guitar:
Plectrum or striking technique of the right hand
Left hand fingerings
Melody playing (from the "simple" melody to the "hot jazz" variant)
Genre-typical improvisation material (licks and arpeggios etc.)
typical embellishments (vibrato, trills, etc.)
Influencing dynamics through the right attack (loud / quiet)
simple instructions for improvising (using pure major and minor chords)
Use of chords (e.g. in the intro or when soloing)

Generally:
Chord and fretboard overview
Structure of standard pieces (e.g. AABA form)
Ear training tips and tricks
proper practice (e.g. with metronome, correct timing)
repertoire building

The above techniques are explained using Gypsy Swing pieces, so that you also get an insight into the genre-typical repertoire. In contrast to the advertised material, many of the above-mentioned contents are explained in practice in the lessons. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced users. After registration, students will receive tablature and audio tracks (for preparation). You are not expected to look at the solo passages, as many things are not explained until the lesson (right hand technique, fingerings, etc.), but you should look at the rhythm guitar (and associated chords) first. We also recommend that you regularly listen to the MP3s included so that you get a "feel" for the rhythm of the accompanying and solo guitar.