Class discussions include theory, technique, comping, soloing, single note & chord melody, improv, reharmonization, bebop & jazz stylings, octave playing, chord substitutions, soloing over changes & more plus evening jam sessions.
The level of the workshop classes will be intermediate thru advanced. Guitarists may be split into groups, with some classes being level specific. PDFs of the tunes available to download prior to the workshop.
Only $499.00 per person, includes Classes, Jams & Tour
(Rooms & meals are not included)
Rooms are blocked for Guitar College at the Clarion Inn with this special rate $100.00 a night single king room
Add $10.00 for a double queen room (both include light breakfast) Call for reservations 269-381-1900 and tell them you're with Guitar College
Friday Evening: Get acquainted reception and private concert with Rich and David. Get an up close look at a working jazz combo. Ask questions between songs, get insights and gain introspective from the musicians.
Saturday & Sunday
9am - Morning Workout (get your fingers ready to play)
10-12 - Song class
12- 2pm Lunch**
2-4pm - Song class
**2 hour break for lunch and dinner to eat, practice, visit, relax, snooze or whatever you please.
Monday morning pack and goodbyes!
At the retreat we use actual tunes as a vehicle to illustrate jazz concepts that can be carried over to other tunes. Become familiar with the tunes, you will have the opportunity to perform them with a rhythm section during the teacher/student jams if you choose.
SONGS Our workshop is song oriented, we use jazz tunes to teach jazz concepts and styles allowing the students to perform the tunes at the evening jams. This years songs are Don't Get Around Much Any More, Samba De Orfeu and Lady Bird. the charts for this years songs can be downloaded at http://guitarcollege.com/pdf/Workshop2017Charts.pdf
$499.00 for Friday night concert and all day classes Saturday and Sunday with student participation in live jam both evenings. Please reserve your room at the Clarion Inn by calling 269-381-1900 and tell them you are with Guitar College for the special $100.00 a night rate.