Resoland Workshop no.12 – “Blues on the Dobro” part. 1

Resoland Workshop no.12 is here. Entitled “Blues on Dobro” part.1. this is the first time to discuss this topic at Resoland workshop.

Long notes, slide techniques and almost vocal-like quality of the resonator guitar makes it no.1 candidate to play the blues. Besides, blues is undoubtedly a part of bluegrass, country and jazz, so aspiring Dobro player should without discussion know it.

On this first part we’ll be dealing with form, feeling and structure of the simple blues, dominant7 chords, minor pentatonic and blues scales and also learn couple of blues songs.

The date of the workshop is November 18-20.2016

Note: due to full first date of the workshop I added a second date – November 25.-27.2016

Bluegrass Wellness a new type of workshop

I’ll be teaching Dobro at interesting workshop organized by Ondra Kozak’s ATA Music. The workshop combines a passion for bluegrass music with wellness in beautiful enviroment in northern part of Slovakia.

The dates: July 17th – 21th, 2016

Place: Hotel Marlene, Oščadnica, Slovakia

I’m proud to teach at the workshop with two great Czech musicians – Ondra Kozak (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass) and Petr Vosta (banjo)lektoriBGW

See full description of the musical part, welness part and all details and apply for the workshop on Ondra’s web site here

Looking forward to see you there, it’ll be fun!

31.Musique Acoustique Workshop, Virton, Belgium

virton2013I’ll be teaching the resonator guitar (Dobro) at Musique Acoustique again this year. The workshop will have 13 international teachers of different instruments which are used in acoustic music. Find more informations at:

http://www.musiqueacoustique.org

The date of the workshop is March, 28th – April 2nd, 2016

My program for 2016 is: every particular day in the workshop week to cover one particular key (G,D,C,A,F), which I consider as a crucial and basic for sufficient playing (Monday – G major, Tuesday – D major and so on ) and provide their complete theoretical and technical analysis to help my students to understand how they functions on the Dobro. My goal is to gain your freeboard knowledge and help you to strengthen the ability to use those keys in your own playing and thus provide the base for your further study of resonator guitar playing.

Every key will be covered by its corresponding scale, chords, exercises and a tune.
Plus some very useful scales for those keys,  like major and minor pentatonics and blues scales will be covered too.

If you need a bit of inspiration, if you are eager to learn something new or to look on the old know things from different perspective, if you want to meet some new resonator guitar friends or/and jam with other musicians, Virton’s Workshop is the right place for you.

Looking forward to see you there!

 

 

9th Resoland Workshop – The phenomenon of Jerry Douglas

9th Resoland workshop will be held on March 20-22.  2015 in our cabin in Slovakia, not far from Bratislava.

This time we are opening an interesting topic: “The phenomenon of Jerry Douglas” with the first part called “Early Jerry”, where we’ll discuss and analyze his playing at the beginning of his musical career recorded on albums like Fluxology, Manzanita, One Way Track and the like. Our goal is to understand the music of Jerry, his technique and approach and learn how to play some of his memorable solos.

Unfortunately, at present time is the workshop available just for Slovak and Czech students, but I plan to organize an international workshops in near future. Stay tuned! However, everybody who are interested in materials covered at the workshop, feel free to check out a workshop’s page and contact me.

29th Musique Acoustique Workshop, Virton – Belgium

Here are few pictures from the workshop in Virton, Belgium. Excellent organization, amazing atmosphere and lots of great music!

Resoland workshop no.6 – Fiddle tunes in D major

First edition of autumn Resoland workshop will take place as always in Little Carpatians at Košarisko near the Borinka village, Slovakia in Otober 27.-29. 2013.

Workshop topic: Fiddle tunes for the Dobro in D

Due to an increased interest the following workshop will be performed on the same subject a month later November 1.-3.
A report from the workshop, pictures and discussed material will be found on this site on   “Resoland” page.