♛ USE BOTH HANDS ♛ Workshop

  • January 26, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • Judy's House

USE BOTH HANDS: A Rhythm Guitar Workshop with Tom McCarthy 

Hi Gang,

Greetings for the New Year. I am honored to say that I have had some interest in doing another beginner's workshop for the group. Just as I was considering doing that, Judy Evans contacted me saying she would like to host a workshop again. So we think alike.

At the prior theory workshop, I took a poll of what people would like to see offered and also did some candid observation of people's technique. Both led me to believe we need to do a class on right hand technique. Or strumming/picky hand for you lefties. 

Remember, when you play by yourself, you are the guitar player and the drummer.

We have set a date, so the class will be January 26th from 2:00 to 3:30. We will be able to accommodate 12 students. We ask that everyone who comes for the class be a beginner, as that is the level on which it will be taught. ONLY BEGINNER STUDENTS SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THIS FIRST SEGMENT OF THE DAY.

People in the class, please bring guitar, paper and pencil, music stands and folding armless chairs. People in the jam meeting, if you are going to play some complicated stuff, that is fine but please bring a chord sheet or two for people to follow along.

From 4:00 to 8:00 (see separate calendar item), we will open it up to 12 more people, for a jam and a pot luck food fest. Some of the class might stay on, and Judy's house can only accommodate so many people, so we are asking people to register only for one or the other (not both) so our count stays true. That would give us a maximum of around 24 people overall for the later jam, which is a good number for that house.

Hence, if you sign up for this workshop, please DO NOT sign up for the jam as well. Your RSVP here counts you toward the later jam.

I will update this soon, but wanted to get it on the schedule ASAP.

Thanks for asking me back, I look forward to working with all of you.- Tom McCarthy

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  • David H.

    Throughly enjoyed the workshop and hope to attend another one.

    January 28, 2014

  • judy e.

    Tom - well organized, stuck to his plan. Had a lot of great info to share

    January 28, 2014

  • Kim

    Another terrific workshop by Tom with useful information thoughtfully and clearly presented. My personal favorite-playing arpeggio with chords in songs like House of the Rising Sun and Best Friend's Girl. Thanks also of course to Judy for opening her home again and the ham etc was delicious! Also to Marv for his part in organizing.

    January 27, 2014

  • David H.

    Delightful, Delovely, De Best!!!!

    January 27, 2014

  • Tammy

    Wish i had been able to attend this one, I need all the help I can get. Got the flu over the wknd so I didn't work either. Will keep an eye or for the next one!

    January 27, 2014

  • Sue k.

    Thank you Judy for your warm hospitality, sorry I had to leave early. Thanks to Tom for all the helpful pointers and tips it makes such a huge difference. Would love more classes like that ! Sue

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • angela

    Really nice gathering with a most patient instructor. Thx Judy and Tom

    January 27, 2014

  • Beth

    I'm sorry to miss this. I'm feeling under the weather.

    January 25, 2014

    • Marv E.

      Sorry you're feeling poorly. Cynthia came down with something today. Take care of yourself. Better yet have Corky take care of you... Feel better.

      1 · January 25, 2014

    • Beth

      Thanks, Marv. It was a good call to not push it.

      January 27, 2014

  • Jay

    My sincere thanks to Tom, Judy and all who attended... sharing music, food and good energy. It was a really nice group who made the day illuminating and fun!

    January 26, 2014

  • Marv E.

    Many thanks to Tom McCarthy for leading the workshop, to Judy Evans for opening her home, and to the attendees for being attentive and engaged. A great session all around. We have other members offering to lead workshops so watch for further events.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • chandra

    Thanks so much for hosting, Judy!

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • Annie

    Where are you located? Trying to get there!

    January 26, 2014

  • Q

    Won't be able to make it. Also, didn't receive the actual location earlier.

    January 26, 2014

  • Sue k.

    I didn't get Judy's address yet can you please send to me?

    January 25, 2014

    • Marv E.

      Sue, I just sent it to you. Has your e-mail address changed since you created your profile?

      January 25, 2014

  • Tammy

    I have to bail on this lesson :( Had to re-schedule Sunday to be a work day...bummer

    January 23, 2014

    • Tammy

      If I showed at 3pm - that would be too late for lesson, wouldn't it?

      January 25, 2014

    • Tammy

      Yeah, I can see that's far too late..okay well, next time

      January 25, 2014

  • chandra

    hi guys! i'm not going to be able to stay for the jam, but i'm looking forward to meeting you all!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Marv E.

    Sorry, something shiny blinked or a squirrel walked by, and I got distracted. Address has been e-mailed. See ya tomorrow!!!

    January 25, 2014

  • Paul D.

    I am so bummed I will be missing this. I am in Colorado Springs. It will be 60 degrees today. Brrrrrr

    January 25, 2014

  • David H.

    This group is so generous. There is always mucho extra left over!!!

    January 24, 2014

  • Beth

    I will bring some kind of dessert.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Tom M.

    Cummon you guys, Judy is giving up her house, and providing most of the food. Please everyone join in with Jay and Kim and bring something good to eat or drink. Rumor has it that beer and wine are allowed!

    2 · January 23, 2014

    • Sue k.

      I assumed this was a potluck and everyone brings something to share:)

      1 · January 23, 2014

    • Tom M.

      You are right, Sue, I just had not seen anyone else say anything, so planting a hint out there. See you Sunday, Tom

      January 23, 2014

  • angela

    I'm happy to bring a salad and some cheese and crackers. Not sure if I'll be able to stay for the Jam, but I'll just bring disposable containers:) I also don't have any armless folding chairs, so I may be bringing a stool.

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Jay

    Kim and I are bringing fresh veggies and guacamole.

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • judy e.

    FOOD! I will provide Honey-baked spiral ham ,rolls, cheeses Please bring a side dish, or salad, or sweets
    If you have an armless chair or stool, we could use a few

    2 · January 14, 2014

    • Marv E.

      All, please remember to tag any items you bring with your name to avoid confusion and to assist "lost & found" for any items left behind inadvertantly due to enhanced bliss and/or magnified edification...

      January 21, 2014

  • Marv E.

    If you also RSVP'ed for this event, you are automatically RSVP'ed ALSO for the jam afterward. If I remove you from the jam listing to open a spot for someone else, you are still able to participate in the jam. Comprendez vous?

    January 21, 2014

  • angela

    I was glad to see another workshop being offered by Tom. I attended the last one on Theory and really enjoyed it.

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Q

    New to Baltimore, looking to learn from others.

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Marv E.

    I may RSVP for the jam portion, and I may observe the education. I'm just a bass player. Every insight I can get into guitar players will help me assimilate ;-)

    January 8, 2014

    • judy e.

      Observing the species in its native habitat?

      1 · January 8, 2014

  • Sue k.

    Sue

    January 7, 2014

  • Sue k.

    cheers

    January 7, 2014

  • Sue k.

    Thank you Tom for letting me know,I need help with this and I'm looking forward to it

    January 7, 2014

  • Tammy

    I qualify! Going to hopefully be able to schedule work around this date. Thank you Tom and thank you Judy for hosting

    January 6, 2014

  • judy e.

    I will plan a tentative menu after recovery from Holidays. For now, just wanted to reserve the date, test for interest. The last workshop was great.

    2 · January 3, 2014

    • Marv E.

      Feel free to suggest what others can bring for the after jam...

      January 4, 2014

  • Paul D.

    Dang will be in Colorado

    January 3, 2014

    • Marv E.

      But it's still Colorado. Bring me back a gift...

      January 4, 2014

  • Kim

    This sounds great! I am always trying to get a rhythm/percussion feel into my playing and would love to get some tips on this. Thanks again Tom and Judy!

    1 · January 4, 2014

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