Michael Fix and Sarah Koppen - 3 day residential workshop
This MasterGuitar workshop held in the luxury of The Lakes Resort Coolum offers 3 fully catered days of guitar indulgence with two amazing guitarists. This is one of those rare opportunities that you need to grab quickly as it will fill so quickly.
When: Saturday 24th - Monday 26th February, 2018 Where: Coolum Who: Michael Fix + Sarah Koppen Valued at $2,297 but ... Your Investment: $1297.00
There is an amazing content and the sessions planned so you have plenty of “down time” to absorb and practice what you’ve learned. Too often we come away from workshops with so much to do when we get home - much gets lost or forgotten. We’ll give you time to get it firmly in your brain and fingers while there’s also time for a swim, walks, the beach or snoooooozin’. The topics that will be covered include -
Groove Exercises - developing rhythm & playing in time.
Understanding ‘swing & ‘straight’ time
Developing an arrangement - learn a blues standard
Finger exercises to build accuracy & strength
Making smooth transitions between chord changes
Adding melody lines to chords, learning a chord/melody solo
Attention to details: right hand muting, open strings ringing
Economy of motion
Playing nice with other musicians
The guitar as a percussion instrument, incorporate percussion into your playing
Amplifying the guitar, using FX, guitar setup
Performance tips including preparation, rehearsal strategies, stagecraft tips, dealing with nerves & anxiety
Home recording basics, getting the best out of limited resources.
what a broad scope, missed anything? you can always ask - we keep a flexibility to ensure this workshop is the best for you.
Michael Fix (AUS) http://www.michaelfix.com
Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists he has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, and tours widely throughout the world, particularly Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, and elsewhere in Europe.
Michael is an internationally recognised composer, whose music is also widely heard in TV shows and documentaries all over the world.As a Maton guitar endorsee (with his own popular signature model guitar), his guitar workshops are in high demand all over Australia and internationally.
Michael regularly presents guitar workshops to aspiring guitarists captivated by both his expertise on the guitar and his original music. Michael believes strongly that his music is a gift which should be shared. Recognition of Michael’s extraordinary talents on the guitar has led to major ongoing sponsorship deals with Maton Guitars, D’Addario Strings, Shubb Capos, as well as AER amplification.
Sarah Koppen (AUS)
Sarah Koppen is a guitarist of rare talent based in Brisbane. Her unique take on the instrument relies on techniques such as fingerstyle, percussive rhythm playing and alternative tunings, echoing the work of musicians such as Andy McKee, Kaki King and Tommy Emmanuel. A talented 26 year old guitarist, Sarah performs and teaches regularly throughout South East Queensland, earning accolades and a positive reception for her unique approach and accomplished technique.
Sarah draws massive crowds with her regular street performances. She is currently working on her debut cd which is a culmination of all the experiences, influences techniques and skills she has acquired through her wonderful journey.