In the last years Raymond Nijenhuis has become an inherent part of our Festival. His 25 years career as stage-artist and teacher makes him an expert in American Roots Music. This year he would like to focus the Blues.
Blues Workshop (Group) for beginners:
Friday 26th of May, 16:30 – 17:30 h
If you are new to the world of the Blues but interested, you will feel right here. In this 60 minutes lesson Raymond will teach you various accompaniment-techniques, such as Shuffles or Swing-Blues.
Blues Workshop (Group) for experienced:
Friday, 26 of May, 15:30 – 16:30 h
Following this 60 minutes workshop, you will learn some more advanced techniques for your accompaniment, by focusing Fingerstyle. You will learn to play blues-grooves a la Gary Clark Jr, Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker.
Individual lesson for beginners:
Here you can learn or enhance your solo-playing, by focusing improvisation over the standard 12-Bar Blues-Changes.
Individual lesson for experienced:
By following this Masterclass, you will be able to enhance your improvisations with some expanded schemes and turn-arounds.
In every lesson it is also possible for you, to bring your own material and ideas to work with!