THE MELBOURNE GUITAR LAB
Workshops for practicing guitarists.
PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE WORKSHOP AND RECEIVE THE COMPREHENSIVE, SIXTY FIVE PAGE PDF BOOK: SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE MAJOR SCALE FOR NO ADDITIONAL COST!
WORKSHOP: COMPOSING FOR FINGERSTYLE GUITAR
Do you love the sound of acoustic guitar but feel ill equipped to compose your own music? Are you in need of tools to assist in developing your ideas beyond a good starting point? Do you feel as though your composing is in a rut or has plateaued out? Does everything you write sound the same?
This intensive three hour workshop will arm you with a comprehensive set of approaches to composing and arranging for guitar. An emphasis on practical use will enable students to translate new found skills into their own music making experience.
Topics covered include:
A note - this is not a beginners class. It is essential that you have some playing experience and a reasonable theoretical understanding. It is pitched at the player who is in need of a shot of inspiration and one who wishes to push beyond their comfort zone.
Saturday April 16th, 10am - 1pm
The Yellow Room, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford (BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL)
WORKSHOP: SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE MAJOR SCALE?
This eight-week course will focus on tearing the major scale apart. It will delve deeply into all the material that resides within this scale; casting light on:
An emphasis on practical use will enable students to translate new found skills into all musical environments, from composition, improvisation, theory to fret-board knowledge. A note - this is not a beginners class. It is essential that you have some playing experience and a reasonable theoretical understanding. It is pitched at the player who is in need of a shot of inspiration and one who wishes to push out of their comfort zone.
NOTE: All workshop participants receive an accompanying 65 page book of detailed notes.
WEEKLY Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm 11th April - 30th May 2016
Room FR 304 Melbourne Polytechnic, Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: Wanting a personalised lesson that tailors specifically to your individual needs? Lucas is available for private tuition and has taught extensively on harmony, theory, improvisation, technique and composition. Discounts apply when purchasing a bundle of four lessons.
Upon purchasing, contact Lucas to arrange a suitable time.
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All inquiries can be addressed to Lucas:
PH: 0411 370 658 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucas is an ARIA award winning musician whose playing and teaching career spans more than twenty five years. He has performed in Europe, South Korea, and the USA, and has released three solo recordings that have garnered worldwide acclaim. The latest Laughing at the Thief, is featured on premier US acoustic label - Candyrat and promotional videos accompanying the release have clocked over three hundred thousand views. Lucas has been published by Mel Bay, and Guitarist Australia Magazine, and presently has two compositions featured in the VCE Contemporary Guitar Syllabus. He is a long term instructor at the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Polytechnic and has conducted workshops in Australia, the USA and South Korea. Lucas had the privilege of studying / attending master classes with extraordinary players and teachers including Ted Greene, Tuck Andress, Billy Childs, John Scofield, Pat Martino, Jim Hall, Pierre Bensusan, and Ed Gerhard.
"Fabulous. The best workshop series I have ever attended. Lucas is an amazing communicator who is able to zone in on any difficulties you may be having and find a way to get the message across. I knew zip about modes, now I use them all the time and have come away with enough compositional tools to keep me exploring for years. Thanks Lucas!"
"Lucas uses his professional career as a performer, composer and recording artist, as well as his rich pedagogical background to instil in every student the thirst to never stop learning."
“He has excellent communication skills and a real passion for delving deep into whatever the student wants to achieve. I still go back to the lessons he gave me and mine them for inspiration. Lucas is the best teacher a student could hope for."
“What makes Lucas stand out is his ability to communicate this incredible wealth of knowledge on to his students in a seemingly effortless manner. “
"He challenged me to think in ways I didn't, encouraged me to create with meaningful and meticulous thought, and pushed me to better my fundamentals on the guitar."
"Learning from a guitarist who has a strong passion for the guitar and music education has been incredibly motivating for me to continue my path as a professional musician. "
"I have seen many academic – level guitar teachers but Lucas is one of the very few who has top level capabilities as both a musician and teacher.”
"Lucas is always positive and encouraging, creating a magnetic learning environment. Lessons were always the highlight of my scheduled week."