Ted Drozdowski of Tennessee is among the artists coming to Midland later this month to perform - AND to teach an MC music workshop - at this year's Tall City Blues Fest. Here's a sample of Drozdowski in performance ...
Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa, announces the line-up of educational workshops scheduled for Saturday, July 26. The educational workshops are being held in conjunction with the 2014 Festival, which will be held July 25-27. All workshops will be located inside designated rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, and 100 percent of the registration proceeds are donated to provide scholarships for KIDS' College at MC.
SLIDE GUITAR BASICS
By Ted Drozdowski
Made possible by Peyton's Bikes
11:15 AM -12:15 PM, Ages: 14+
Min: 2 Max: 20
Doubletree Parlor 1117
$15/pre-registration | $20/walk-up registration
Ever wonder how Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Son House and other
greats make their guitars whinny like horses on the Brazos or cry like a
lost calf in the back 40? Learn how to play slide guitar in a few easy
steps. This workshop will cover slide selection and materials, the two
traditional styles of open tuning and essential tips for using a slide
along with basic finger picking. Designed for beginning slide players
and fans who want to know more about the magical sound of slide. A
handout on basic open tunings will be provided.
What to Bring: An electric or acoustic guitar and a slide
Eight different workshops are included in this year’s offerings and are available to everyone - not just to Festival attendees. Most workshops are geared for adults and youth.
• CLICK HERE for detailed information about all workshops
• CLICK HERE to register online for the workshops (secure site)
Pre-registration fee for each workshop is $15; registration fee at the door is $25. Registration is available through the Midland College Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518.