Tired of Talkin' 3:200:00/3:20
Paid My Dues 4:020:00/4:02
Just Ain't Right 3:230:00/3:23
Can't Have It All 2:550:00/2:55
Tell Me Like It Is 4:200:00/4:20
Livin' the Dream 3:410:00/3:41
That Kind Of Fight 4:010:00/4:01
Bring You Down 4:050:00/4:05
Let's Stay Together 4:510:00/4:51
Steve Strongman WORKSHOPS MASTERCLASS
JUNO award winning artist Steve Strongman has been performing live for over 30 Years. His extensive, unique experiences make him one of the most in demand performers in his field. Steve brings all of this experience to his unforgettable workshops, which can be tailored to your event's curriculum.
He is a guitar specialist in Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, Acoustic and Electric styles, and brings all aspects of musicianship and performance to his workshops.
Steve has also performed workshops as a vocalist, songwriter, and harmonica player. This program can be adapted to all skill levels, from beginner to highly advanced. Students of every age will have an enriching Educational musical experience.
POTENTIAL FOCUS TOPICS CAN INCLUDE:
MODERN BLUES PLAYING - EXPANDING ON THE CLASSICS.
This topic includes Steve Strongman performing examples of legendary playing styles like BB King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Steve demonstrates how to incorporate these styles into your own playing, carving out your individual voice as a guitarist.
UNDERSTANDING THEORY - A GUITARIST'S VOCABULARY
Steve outlines music theory as a practical tool for the modern guitarist. He explains the power of communication through theory, and how it is paramount to effective musical expression in live, studio, and writing environments.
ALTERNATE TUNINGS AND HOW THEY CAN INSPIRE CREATIVITY
This focus point features examples of Steve's JUNO award winning compositions broken down to show how approaching the guitar as a “shape” driven instrument can limit creativity….opening up options through alternate/open tunings can ignite creativity.
ACOUSTIC FINGERPICKING - “TRAVIS PICKING”
The advanced Guitarist will benefit most from this topic, however Steve has a way of breaking down this style that guitar players of every level will understand.
SLIDE GUITAR IN STANDARD AND OPEN TUNINGS
One of Steve's specialties, he brings his deep fretboard knowledge and practical approach to unlocking the secrets of the slide style - with standard and open tunings.
Steve will outline the world of writing and creating on this topic. Discussing personal experiences, favourite songwriting techniques and tricks, and exploring song structure and writing techniques used by the pros. Inspiration is everywhere.
Steve brings his experience as a producer to the workshop, touching on personal experience and the many talents and techniques a modern producer needs to implement to get the absolute best result from an artist. Producing is a broad term which can mean many different things….Steve will shine a light on his approach and opinions.
PRACTICE / IMPROVISATION
This topic focuses on practice techniques (scales, using a looper, metronomes, YouTube as a tool) and the deep discussion of improvisation.
TOURING / TRAVELLING /
A very popular topic amongst pros and intermediate level performers, Steve shares his travel tips and tricks - from gig bags to road cases, safe air travel for instruments and pedal boards, all is up for discussion in this Q and A.
For further information -
CONTACT Gail Brodrick FOR AN EVENT SPECIFIC QUOTE
Thank you for your interest!