Jess Bailey of Fables will present a workshop on songwriting including tips for beginners, Q&A for all levels and song critiques. Coming from a background of visual arts, Jess will impart techniques to write songs that paint a picture - bring lyrics of a song to workshop or start fresh

Demystifying the Fretboard: Don’t Be Daunted by that Scary Long Neck!

This guitar theory workshop offers some tips to anyone seeking a direction for exploring beyond the scope of the first few frets and gaining an elementary understanding of the logic of it all.

You can do so much on those first few frets that it’s easy to allow complacency to set in. Once I started exploring, I became fascinated with the formulaic way the fretboard works and how a little understanding goes a long way towards being able to improvise and contribute something in almost any jam situation. It was a long journey of discovery and now I’m offering you the shortcut, a direction towards the Great Leap Forward!

The workshop will cover
* Name the Notes: Simple tips to help you to get to know the notes up the neck
*Root out the Root: identifying the root note
* The Key to the Key: What key is it in? What chords can I use?
* Nail a Scale: The logic and value of scales
* Build a Chord: It’s all in the formula

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Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Folk Music Festival. If you require any additional information about the event or how to apply, please contact us:

Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140
ph: 027-454-3885