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Camp Tunefox 2020 Guitar Curriculum

By Bennett Sullivan on May 12, 2020

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Here are the topics for Kenny Smith's and Chris Luquette's guitar classes at Camp Tunefox 2020. Each day features a theme for the teacher to base their lessons on. Day 1 is Backup & Groove, Day 2 is Melody, and Day 3 is Creativity/Improvisation.

The deadline to sign up for camp is May 14 at midnight EST.

Learn more about camp and reserve your spot at https://www.tunefox.com/camp/.

Kenny Smith's Class Topics:

Friday (Backup & Groove):

  • Beg/Int. Class – How to become a better Rhythm player. The basic rhythm pattern and the importance of the G-run.
  • Advanced Class – Advanced rhythm pattern variations and playing on the chop side of the beat (2 and 4).

Saturday (Melody):

  • Beg/Int. Class – Ear training. How do you learn the melody from other instruments? How do you decide where to start? What key? Open or capo?
  • Advanced Class – Creating solos using melody ideas. Variations on the melody without losing the tune.

Sunday (Creativity/Improv):

  • Beg/Int. Class – How to start improvising. The first steps on learning how to play what you feel and using arpeggios to improvise.
  • Advanced Class – Ideas on how to make your solos unique and different and how to start thinking with your picking hand instead of your noting hand.

Chris Luquette's Class Topics:

Friday (Backup & Groove):

  • Beg/Int. Class - Rhythm patterns, dynamics, and taking your rhythm to the next level.
  • Advanced Class – Mastering dynamics, fantastic upstrokes, mastering the base runs, and adding movement to the music.

Saturday (Melody):

  • Beg/Int. Class – Exercise techniques, open scales, Where to start with improvisation, the beauty of the right hand.
  • Advanced Class – The beauty of the right hand, using both hands together, take a ride up the neck.

Sunday (Creativity/Improv):

  • Beg/Int. Class - Phrasing, improvisation aspects, open scales to unlock improv and creativity.
  • Advanced Class – Soloing, open scales and up the neck, improvisation tools.

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