Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

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Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby Brooks Robertson » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:32 pm

I am very excited to introduce my new 8-week long interactive TrueFire Workshop - Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox.

To check it out and for more info visit>> http://truefire.com/workshops/workshop_details.html?room=BROOKSROBERTSON

The topics of focus are as follows:
Week 1 - Beginning Travis Picking & Right Hand Patterns
Week 2 - Intermediate Travis Picking & Right Hand Patterns
Week 3 - Advanced Travis Picking & Right Hand Patterns
Week 4 - Banjo Rolls
Week 5 - Cascading Harp Harmonics - Part I
Week 6 - Cascading Harp Harmonics - Part II
Week 7 - "Waking Up To Dreams"
Week 8 - "Keep It Movin’"
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby Brooks Robertson » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:36 pm

Here is a bit more detailed information about the workshop..

What sets a good fingerpicker apart form a great one? One of the biggest factors is right hand technique. The Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox workshop will give you a strong foundation, good fundamentals and great technique necessary to play intricate fingerpicking pieces that demand using all the fingers of the picking hand to play bass, chords, melody and harmony simultaneously. We will progressively cover over 70 picking patterns, double-picking, cross-picking, banjo rolls, cascading harp harmonics, exercises to develop thumb independence, individual finger independence, dynamics, tone, volume and more. Each weeks lessons are given to you with complete video breakdowns, tablature and charts.

WHAT YOU GET:

Enroll anytime! Your workshop starts immediately.
8 weeks of access to instructor, materials & tools.
Weekly topic-specific lesson plans and assignments.
Private, personalized assessments from instructor.
Access to student activities & discussion threads.
Full download of all video lessons and materials.
Certificate of completion upon conclusion.

Curriculum

Week 1 - Beginning Travis Picking & Right Hand Patterns
-Developing thumb independence
-Using/not using a thumbpick and fingernails
-Right hand fundamentals, placement & correct form
-Using thumb, index, middle and ring fingers
-Basic travis picking patterns with alternating bass and pinches with thumb, index, middle & ring fingers on beats 2 + 4, beats 1 + 3, beats 2 + 3 and beats 1 + 4
-Applying beginning patterns to simple first position open chord(s), barre chords & basic progressions

Week 2 - Intermediate Travis Picking & Right Hand Patterns
-Muting the bass strings with the palm of the right hand
-Intermediate Travis picking patterns introducing syncopation and separation of right hand thumb, index, middle & ring fingers
-“Jerry Reed style” patterns isolating index finger
-“Jerry Reed style” patterns isolating ring finger

Week 3 - Advanced Travis Picking & Right Hand Patterns
-Advanced Travis picking & right hand patterns using syncopation & further isolation and independence of thumb, index, middle, ring fingers
-“Jerry Reed & Buster B Jones style” double picking
-“Jerry Reed & Buster B Jones style” cross picking - using your thumb, index, middle and ring fingers in uncommon ways and on strings other than those used for traditional picking patterns (non-assigned to specific/traditional strings)
-Percussive right hand techniques
-“Choking” and muting the strings with left and right hand

Week 4 - Banjo Rolls
-Banjo rolls using thumb, index & middle fingers
-Forwards rolls
-Backward rolls
-Mixed rolls
-Banjo rolls using thumb, index, middle & ring fingers
-Banjo roll patters using six strings, five strings, four strings, three strings, two strings and one string

Week 5 - Cascading Harp Harmonics - Part I
-Introduction to proper form and technique
-Playing a harmonic using only the right hand, using thumb and index finger
-Getting the best tone out of the harmonic
-How to improve your accuracy with harmonics
-Examples using Maj7, min7, Dom7 chord qualities
-Harmonic patterns using thumb & index finger

Week 6 - Cascading Harp Harmonics - Part II
-Lenny Breau and Chet Atkins style cascading harp harmonics
-Integrating the ring finger with the thumb and index finger
-Alternating harmonics and “real” notes
-Pinching harmonics and “real” notes
-Integrating the middle finger for pinching with harmonics


Week 7 - Waking Up To Dreams
-Learning an original composition - Waking Up To Dreams
-Utilizing banjo rolls
-Utilizing harp harmonics
-Integrating the left and right hands
-Applying dynamics

Week 8 - Keep It Movin’
-Learning an original composition - Keep It Movin’
-Using thumb independence
-Integrating the left and right hands
-Applying dynamics and experimenting with muting the bass strings
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby Tompicks » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:14 pm

This looks really great Brooks and I am sure it delivers lots of instructional "bang for the buck". The right hand patterns are an area I have needed help learning so I am looking forward to your lessons.
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby Tompicks » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:04 am

I enrolled in this and I am in week 2. The 8 week workshops are a really a great concept, It is a video workshop that includes lessons and "homework" that you videotape and send back to your instructor, then you get a personalized video back with suggestions. I can already tell that the course will be challenging as I get into weeks 3 and beyond. It is not just a "canned" thing, the instruction is personalized to you. BTW, check out these nice fish from my fishing trip tonight, we caught 8 of them! Image
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby BillB » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:40 am

You must have been salt water fishing. That's a Redfish (dot on the tail). I used to catch them wade fishing when I lived on the Gulf Coast near Corpus Christi. Good fightin' fish, and good to eat, too!!

Hope you're doing well, Tom. Our Texas Rangers sure have a lot of work to do.

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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby DagerRande » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:00 am

I really like the concept of Brooks' course but my hangup would be to record a video of myself for feedback. If I could do that, then I would have had videos of myself on this board long ago!

The idea of focusing on technique rather than how to play a particular song is very appealing to me though!
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby Tompicks » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:05 am

I just use a small flip camera sitting on the desk pointing at my right hand, that is what he needs to see. If I make a mistake its no big deal I just start again. It gives him a chance to see how I am progressing with the exercises and make his suggestions. One thing that he suggested that is already helping is the position of my right hand, I was playing with my thumb too close to my fingers and they can bump into each other when you do that.
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby DagerRande » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:20 am

I wonder how many students Brooks has now? It seems that with even hundreds he'd have trouble keeping up with all of the feedback.
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby Ray Bohlken » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:21 pm

DagerRande wrote:I really like the concept of Brooks' course but my hangup would be to record a video of myself for feedback. If I could do that, then I would have had videos of myself on this board long ago!!


Rande, I see this video recorder on eBay and it sounds like it's a right good video recorder and excellent audio recorder. I'd sure like to see some video of your playing...I think I would really enjoy it and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Here is a link to the unit on eBay and a PC Magazine review of it. It's pretty reasonably priced.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zoom-Q2-HD-Hand ... _Recorders

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411119,00.asp


Tom, I hope you enjoy that course. It sounds like a good one when you can get feedback like that. He's sure a great player.

Both of you take care,
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Re: Ultimate Fingerstyle Toolbox Online Workshop

Postby DagerRande » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Thanks, Ray. I'll check this out. What I'd like to do is to record from my computer like I've seen Bruce Keener do. It seems that it would be unnecessary to have to purchase a special or separate video-camera. Then of course I guess there would be the sound issue. I'll check out the link you sent. Thanks again!
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