Hello to all Djangophiles and Manouche Swing Workshop Enthusiasts!
Maestro Paul Vernon Chester's Next Scheduled Manouche Swing Guitar Workshop will be on
Saturday, 17th July 2010 for certain!
St. Martin’s Church Hall
WS5 3DQ - Time - 10.30am till 4.00pm
Register Your Interest Now - to avoid disappointment later!
Contact 01844 353117 or Paul Vernon Chester by email
The influence of music reaches into all areas of our lives. Both a science and an art it has been shown to increase mental ability and stimulate our emotions. The teaching of both listening and playing skills enhances all our lives.
Paul's Workshops are set up to help educate and inspire a new generation of musicians and audiences though lectures, performances and workshops in schools, colleges and youth centres. The projects provide insight into Manouche Swing Jazz and demonstrates how jazz improvisation is perfected. The workshop is structured as follows and Paul's aim is to keep the presentation informal:
is usually divided into two sessions within the day, Rhythm and
Solo. Nick Mellor assists throughout the day and all areas covered
are clearly demonstrated. The abilities of students are quickly
established in order to focus on individual improvement agendas.
Activities are designed to enable you to work in group, duo and individual
formats. Tuition provided is designed to challenge and will cover all of
the key elements of Gypsy Jazz. The day is not heavily
theoretical and employs the 'Gypsy Tradition' of demonstration and
Rhythm Guitar Techniques - Nick Mellor
Right Hand - technique/stroke variation
Solo Guitar Techniques - Paul Vernon Chester
Thanks for a wonderful Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I learned a lot again from yourself and Nick, but it’s more than just that, it’s about being in the company of people who share my massive interest in Gypsy Jazz and being able to talk with them about the subject. I look forward to the next workshop and hope to reflect more improvement. Thanks to Karen for providing the food and looking after us. - John
Book early and secure your position and advance your picking and fret technique.
What ever level you consider yourself to be at - you will find much more to take home and incorporate in your playing style.
Check out the new Studio CD Album ‘Day of the Manouche’ and other new pages on the website and feed us your ideas for any new threads and directions. Send us your concert or workshop images.
This is an introductory mailing to possible guitar workshop students – application forms on request.
Eddie Fowler on behalf of
Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Extraordinaire