Chris Quinn Art of the Blues Guitar Workshop

🎸 Chris Quinn Art of the Blues Guitar Workshop 🎸🎸 22nd – 23rd June 2024 🎸

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

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🎸 Chris Quinn Art of the Blues Guitar Workshop 🎸🎸 22nd – 23rd June 2024 🎸

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

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On 22nd / 23rd June 2024 AB Workshops are delighted to welcome Chris Quinn for an ‘Art of the Blues’ Guitar Workshop. Chris will be running a two day guitar workshop, a fantastic opportunity for guitar players to work with one of the UK’s top acoustic and blues guitarists.

Whether you’re a near beginner or a more advanced guitarist, you’ll discover the essential skills needed for playing, soloing understanding and having fun with the blues and most importantly, exactly how to implement them.

Over the past two decades acoustic guitarist and songwriter Chris Quinn has made a great name for himself in the world of folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. His performances have been described by fellow musicians as “a masterclass in the acoustic guitar”, his songs have been critically acclaimed in publications such as Acoustic Magazine and SONGLiNES and his recordings have received airplay on countless radio stations across the world including Mark Radcliffe’s benchmark show the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

Chris Quinn Art of the Blues Workshop

On 22nd / 23rd June 2023 AB Workshops are delighted to welcome Chris Quinn for a ‘Art of the Blues’ Guitar Workshop. Chris will be running a two day guitar workshop, a fantastic opportunity for guitar players to work with one of the UK’s top acoustic and blues guitarists.

Whether you’re a near beginner or a more advanced guitarist, you’ll discover the essential skills needed for playing, soloing understanding and having fun with the blues and most importantly, exactly how to implement them.

Chris Quinn Art of the Blues Workshop

Over the past two decades acoustic guitarist and songwriter Chris Quinn has made a great name for himself in the world of folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. His performances have been described by fellow musicians as “a masterclass in the acoustic guitar”, his songs have been critically acclaimed in publications such as Acoustic Magazine and SONGLiNES and his recordings have received airplay on countless radio stations across the world including Mark Radcliffe’s benchmark show the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

You’ll learn all time classic songs from guitar heroes like Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson and BB King, you’ll learn the right scales and notes to play, the blues chords, awesome licks, phrases and turnarounds… Most importantly you’ll learn pro techniques to help you improvise the blues.

For over a decade, The Art of the Blues course has helped hundreds of guitarists to play more authentic sounding blues. The lessons given during the two days will literally open up the fretboard giving you a whole new, bluesy approach to playing of the guitar.

More about Chris….Growing up in British army quarters in Germany surrounded by Celtic music, bluegrass, roots music and jazz, Chris was heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music from a very early age; often straight from the many touring musicians passing through to visit and play music with his father, an active member and club organiser on the forces folk scene. Fast forward a couple of decades, The Shrewsbury based singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist Chris Quinn has been receiving glowing reviews in the mainstream UK music press for his own debut solo release “Across The Divide”. Maverick Magazine named him “A Master of the Acoustic Guitar and a quality Songwriter”. Live, Chris’ shows cover a wide range of acoustic music alongside his own material. From authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary British folk songs to lightning quick bluegrass flat picking and from intricate finger style delta blues and swing jazz numbers to instrumental solo guitar pieces.  Chris has carved his trade for over a decade touring worldwide, along the way he’s taken in shows at venues like BB Kings New York, Cambridge Folk Festival, London’s Royal Albert Hall and had a stint as the opening act for the Jools Holland orchestra.

Chris will be covering the following subjects:

🎸 12 bar blues progressions

​🎸 Improvisation secrets

🎸 All time classic blues songs

🎸 Delta blues riffs, turnarounds & intros

🎸 Opening up the fretboard

🎸 Great stock, licks and phrases

🎸 Group playing

🎸 Blues theory explained

Saturday Evening Gig

Chris will be performing on the Saturday evening. For workshop attendees the concert is free with front row seats!

Tickets for the gig can be booked using the BOOK NOW button.

Chris performing with his trio Specifics About The Weekend
  • Based at St Leonards Hotel in beautiful Dorset, with excellent facilities
  • Two full days of tutor lead sessions, four sessions in the day
  • FREE evening concert performance
  • Suitable for the following instruments: Guitar
  • VERY LIMITED 12 SPACES ONLY
  • Workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm, with two 30 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break
  • Optional: A Hot lunch (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc)
  • Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries
  • Prices range from £150-£175
  • FREE parking
  • On-site accommodation (subject to availability). Not included in the price, please book direct with the hotel
  • Safe, simple, secure. We have now set it up for you to be able to book easier than ever before, simply BOOK ONLINE
  • Payment plan scheme now available; pay £25 upfront and then pay monthly by direct debit for the balance

Alternatively if you have any questions on the suitability of this course for you we will be happy to help. Contact us at hello@abworkshops.com or by calling 07711 998058 and we will be happy to discuss your needs further.

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