April 6, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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I want to thank all of you who attended our first workshop yesterday. I enjoyed getting to know you and listening to your ideas and your music. I hope to meet those who couldn’t make it at a future workshop.
We have quite a range of very talented people, from students just starting out to old hands who have been playing forever, all with an interest in learning more. Some of the ideas for going forward include…
• Focus groups - If the attendance at a workshop is large, we can split up into smaller groups each with a specific focus, for example working on flat picking or how to develop a bridge for a song.
• Song critiques - Song writers can bring a song they are working on for feedback and suggestions from the group.
• Song production – A members can ask get help on different vocal and instrumental parts for arranging a song and record it during the workshop.
• Alliances - People who have met through the group can continue work together outside of the group on a particular project or an on-going basis.
We decided to meet as a group on a monthly basis, so I have set the next one up for the April 6th. Feel free to bring along some drinks and/or snacks for the afternoon of music. The format of the workshop will be set by the participants, but I always plan to have the last hour dedicated to a song circle so people can share a song with us.
The following Sunday is our house concert and guitar workshop with Vicki Genfan. Please RSVP on this Meetup group for the latter. To sign up for the concert, go to www.meetup.com/ECMS-House-Concerts. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.