Classes and Workshops

Classes at the University of Texas, Austin

Fingerpicking Guitar I (Fall 2018 Semester)

In this class you will learn acoustic guitar picking patterns such as arpeggios and a basic cyclical pattern, and then work on Travis picking (like in “The Boxer”). The class is based on folk, blues and popular music; you will learn how to apply these patterns to particular songs.
You should be able to play open form chords (G, Em, C, Am, B7, D, D7, Dm, E, A, A7) including F (4-string form is fine). These patterns are meant to accompany vocals, so be ready for a little singing. Material will be presented for those who read music and for those who do not.
You will need an acoustic guitar, a tuner and a capo. Above all get ready for fun!
If you have done other fingerpicking classes with me, this class is a great way to review and keep up what you have learned.
Classes meet on Tuesdays, October 9-30, 7-8:00pm