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In addition to his friday night concert at the Monroe County Fair, Richard Gilewitz will be offering TWO FREE WORKSHOPS in earlier in the day (August 5th) for local guitar and ukulele players.

This is a rare opportunity to study with this master teacher who is the creator of “GillaCamp”– the ultimate guitar experience, and author of Mel Bay Publications’ popular seller, Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop book and All Time Favorite Fingerpicking Guitar Tunes DVD, plus TrueFire’s interactive video lessons: Fingerscapes, Guitar Foundations, Fingerstyle Narratives, and Slide Guide. These POWER SESSIONS to allow students to quickly zone in on the strength and weakness of their fingerpicking techniques.

American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz packs in years of experience from playing and conducting guitar and ukulele workshops worldwide, sharing some real live hints on increasing playing skills – unlocking the mystery of the right-hand language to propel you to the next level.

Classes are group study, designed for all levels from beginner to advanced player. Bring your instruments, paper and pencil for notes, and be ready to have a blast.

 3:00 pm – The Fingerpicking Engine and Rhythm Studies: Chops, licks, knuckles and stuff that will start your fingerpicking engine which is the base for fingerstyle guitar. Learn easy picking patterns, chord shapes, transfers, and how to add life to your tunes with fingerstyle playing. Add some important rhythm techniques and your guitar world will expand beyond your wildest dreams.

 4:00 pm – Ukulele Adventures: In a simple 12-step method, learn to fingerpick the ukulele, using Richard’s tried and true techniques from over 40 years of guitar playing. You’ll learn simple chords and picking patterns that will get you started into the exciting world of the ukulele. Beginners will easily pick up the techniques while advanced uke players will experience the fun of fingerstyle patterns and will hone their playing.

Free (with admission to fair grounds)

You’ll laugh as you learn.” Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Ohio

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Monroe County Fair – Friday August 5