Rhythm and Groove Workshop

This workshop will be held at Rob's Guitar School in our Newton location at 48 Chandler Place, Newton MA 02464 on Saturday, January 27th from 1pm to 3:30pm. Seats must be reserved ahead of time and there are only 8 spots available. Session fee is $50 per seat.  Click here to reserve your seat.

We all have an innate sense of what rhythm feels like, but sometimes it seems like feeling a rhythm, and playing a rhythm can be two very different things. We know that rhythm is the thing that gives a piece of music its particular pulse, and that makes us want to get up out of our seats and dance, but what are the elements of rhythm and how can I apply them to make my music better and more satisfying? What is groove? What is shuffle or swing, and why do jazz and blues players always say I'm doing them wrong? 

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We may have heard of music theory, but most of the time they're just talking about notes, scales, and harmonies. This is all very good, but is there a theory for rhythm? We look at a piece of music and right up at the top we see 4/4, 3/4, 6/8, or 12/8; there are even some that say 5/4, 7/8, or 7/8+5/8! What does it all mean and how does all of this get applied to make music rhythmic? 

If you've asked any of these questions then I'd like to invite you to join me for my workshop specifically designed to answer them. Whether you've just recently started strumming a guitar, banjo, or ukulele, or even if you've been plucking away for years, this workshop will make you think of rhythm in new ways. You'll learn all about rhythm and groove, and maybe pick up a few new strumming patterns. Maybe you'll even come up with a few patterns of your own! 

Open to musicians of all instruments.

About instructor Joe Compagna:

Joe has been playing bass and guitar for over 30 years and has been in many bands across the U.S. such as the Summertime Trio, G3 New England and many others.  Joe is also a songwriter with many songs to his credit.

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