ADVANCED BLUEGRASS GUITAR

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Darryl Poulsen – The Slocan Ramblers

Darryl Poulsen is a professional Canadian musician, born in Alliston, Ontario. He was naturally drawn to music and began avidly playing guitar at the age of 10. He went on to study jazz at Humber College under the tutelage of Ted Quinlan and Don Thompson, during which time he was awarded for his outstanding achievements. Since then, Darryl has thoroughly immersed himself within Toronto’s music scene. He has made a name for himself as a guitarist, both acoustic and electric, who is highly sought after as a performer, teacher, and session artist. Well versed in a large variety of genres, Darryl found his true passion in bluegrass and has garnered a great deal of success with the international touring band, the Slocan Ramblers.

Advanced Bluegrass Guitar

The class will concentrate on furthering each student’s skills in both flatpicking techniques,constructing solos for instrumentals and vocals from the three major chordal “families” (G, C,and D), advanced rhythm patterns (including proper selection of lead-in notes, runs, etc.), occasional back-up technique and fills to accompany vocal phrasing, and guitar accompaniment for the solo artist. Each student should bring with her/him an acoustic guitar, a flatpick (weight and shape of your choosing), a capo, tuner and extra strings.


Prerequisites
Students should have moderate experience playing simple lead lines/flatpicking single notes, and should be able to change chords and chord shapes with ease.

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