Introduction to the Guitar Ensemble and the New Standard Tuning

Friday 11 – Tuesday 15, November 2011

Porto Alegre, Brazil

This project is open to anyone wishing to participate, at least 18 years old. All levels of experience in the guitar are welcome. This course is also recommended to those who already attended Guitar Craft or Intro to the NST courses, and feel the need to reconnect.

The New Standard Tuning and several principles of Guitar Ensemble work will be presented, along with basic techniques used in Guitar Craft.

The main focus will be on the fundamental principles of the coordinated use of both hands, and the direction of attention. We will work on acoustic guitars with steel strings and picks.

There will be specific instructions about body knowledge, attention and relaxation techniques.

Ignacio Gracián, member of The League of Crafty Guitarists and director of the Buenos Aires Guitar Ensemble will direct this seminar.Violeta Winograd (AT Certified Teacher) will present the Alexander Technique.

The seminar will be held in a retreat house located in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

To apply, please e-mail your application focusing on the following questions:
-Who are you?
-Why do you wish to participate?
-What is your aim?

Please send your letter before October 28th.

If accepted to attend you’ll receive detailed info about the location, what you need to bring, form of payment, and other practicalities.

Fees: 450 reais (instruction, accomodation and meals included).