*Limited to Advanced Players. Video Audition Required.
Instructor: Dennis McCumber and David Lindley
This course is designed to take your playing to the next level no matter where your playing is now. We will discuss the use of pentatonic and Major scales as well as others and their uses. Guitarist and instructor Dennis McCumber and legendary David Lindley will show you how to play the pentatonic scale from one end of the neck to the other in a musical way while spending a great deal of time working on phrasing and lick development. In addition, you’ll expand your chord vocabulary and constructed chords. Learn to embellish chords a la Curtis Mayfield/Jimi Hendrix and the many grooves that make up Rock and Blues. This course will also take an in depth look into arranging and composing songs in many genres of Rock and Blues. You’ll be amazed by the progress that can be achieved, join us for a fun-filled week.
Dennis McCumber Biography
Dennis McCumber has been a guitar instructor and performer for more than 20 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from The College of Saint Rose. Dennis performs regularly in the New York City area with various rock, blues, and funk bands, and occasionally as a classical soloist. In addition to performing, Dennis has been a middle school music teacher in the Bronx for the past 17 years. While teaching in the Bronx, his students have performed for Carlos Santana, Dr Dre, Bruce Springsteen and Yoko Ono. Dennis was an instructor at the National Guitar Workshop for more then 10 years, where he taught Blues, Funk, and Rock. He’s played the Chicago Blues festival on the main stage as well playing the Hard Rock Café on Beale street in Memphis. He’s also performed multiple times at Buddy Guy’s club “Legends” in Chicago. He’s performed and taught alongside such greats as Robben Ford, Matt Schofield and Ronnie Earl.
Find out more at dennismccumber.com.
David Lindley Biography
“A David Lindley performance isn’t just an awe-inspiring demonstration of string prowess. It’s a portal to far-flung realms, a magic carpet ride skittering around the globe offering vivid glimpses of Jamaica, the Mississippi Delta, Madagascar, Turkey and Cuba.” – San Jose Mercury News. Jackson Browne said of his featured accompanist: “What he played, did as much to form my music as my writing those songs…This is one of the great slide players of all time.”