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California Coast Music Camp: Songwriting & Guitar Fingerpicking Lessons by Danny Carnahan

California Coast Music Camp has already scheduled it's dates and rates for the 2011 Edition.
My partner reviewer and celtic musician Danny Carnahan will be giving once again two classes on it's first week: from July 10th thru July 16th

Danny Carnahan has been recording Celtic and his own original songs for over 30 years, playing octave mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and singing. He performs most often with the popular septet Wake the Dead. He has taught performance and songwriting in community colleges and at music camps for 25 years, writes for music magazines, and has published a book of Irish Songs for Guitar and two musical murder mysteries.

  • Songwriting (all levels)

Whether you’ve never written a thing or have a hundred songs under your belt, this class will help kick-start creativity and open up new ways to find your songs and wrestle them into singable shape. We will write and collaborate every day, exploring the joys of lyrics, melody, form, and how to put them all together. Try your hand at the world’s most gratifying and noncompetitive art form.

  • Guitar Fingerpicking (level 2)

Fingerpick without fear! If you have fingers you can fingerpick. We’ll learn some of the most popular and sneakily powerful picking patterns that will set you up for a lifetime of fun. Learn how fingerpicking can help you change chords more cleanly. Build confidence in all the most useful keys. Learn new tunes and possibly new ways to play your favorites. This is all about pickin’ and grinnin’. . . bring your own grin.

Explanation of class levels

PDF of 2011 brochure

Classes and teachers are subject to change.




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