Master Class: Don Alder,
The Tonal Toolkit
DATE: Saturday, August 12th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
This workshop, for all levels, will explore a variety of techniques that can be used to put colour to black and white notes on the acoustic guitar. We will explore right-hand techniques including hybrid fingerpicking / frailing percussive effects, tapping, various vibrato techniques, harmonies, etc, all with the focus of using the technique for the sake of the composition and not for the sake of the technique. Included are exercises for rhythm / groove and morphing between various techniques. Discussion will include tuning strategies, nails, live sound, questions are welcomed. The intention of the workshop is to get players inspired by using the tonal toolkit to work on finding their own voice on the guitar.