MONTHLY MEETINGS 7.45 pm 2nd Tuesday every month
TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER, 2017
PRACTICE SESSIONS **REVISED DATES AS OF MAY 2017**
1st Tuesday - Jazz (5th September)7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Learn more about chords/improvisation with Tony Holt and friends
2nd Tuesday - Full meeting -Tuesday 12th September 7.45 pm- 10.15 ish
4th Tuesday - Ensemble (22nd August) 7.30 pm -9.30 pm
Encouraging Classical Guitar with Alan Duckworth and friends
A warm welcome to all players (and non players) of any standard - classical, flamenco, slide, blues etc - whatever your interest you will be made welcome.
At our meeetings we have a selection of books containing manuscript or tablature, wide variety of guitar magazines, cd's and dvd's for you to browse through or to borrow if you so wish.
Some of the music has been donated to our guitar circle by composer/performer VITTORIO ROSSI, most of which Vittorrio has composed with North Wales in mind. He has also kindly donated some of his cd's which we sell to raise money for our 'funds'!
There is chance to try Carlo Errico Classical Guitars, Carlo brings a selection of his guitars to our meetings and is happy for you to try them and offer advice on any problems you have with your own guitar.
USUAL FORMAT OF MEETING
7.00 pm Short Ensemble practice
7.45 pm Arrival time - chance to get a drink, find a chair generally make yourself at home
8.00 pm 'Welcome greeting' from Jane and Dave - sometimes we discuss 'guitarry' matters . . .ranging from problems encountered (relating to guitars only!!) to who is playing what - where and when - open for all to contribute to! This is followed by the chance in which you can either join in with possibly more ensemble, play solo in a 'quiet' corner somewhere, join in with other players of varying styles, browse through the selection of books or simply chat and relax with others - taking in the sound of different styles!
9.00 pm (ish) we reassemble as a group where you can have the opportunity to perform infront of everyone (on average - there are 22 (ish) people present) There is no pressure to play - so please do not be put off by this 'session' - just sit and listen to others! However . . . if your excuse is that you can't play because you have left your guitar at home - I always take a spare for you to use!!!!!!!
10.00 pm (ish) To finish the evening - we have a little 'jam' session.
At the moment Django Reinhardt style is going down very well . . . Neil very kindly arranges this to suit all styles and capabilities of guitar playing, providing chords/chord shapes/manuscript and tab, this is then sent to everyone before the meeting. If, however, you prefer to improvise in your own style - this too is very welcome . . . again, no pressure to join in - it is just a fun way of ending the evening!
If you would like any further information on either our meetings or practice sessions - please do not hesitate to contact Jane
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU