Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will offer a new applied guitar course during the fall 2017 semester. The course will teach the guitarist how to improvise solos in the classic style of the great Blues-Rock musicians revered by so many. The course is open to any and all majors.
Robbie Walsh, instructor with the music theatre, and dance department at Marywood University, will teach the applied guitar course. Mr. Walsh is most notably known as the lead guitarist in Chubby Checker’s Band and for playing with Noel Redding, the bassist with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Mr. Walsh has also played with Ginger Baker (ex-Cream), Tico Torres (Bon Jovi), and was a guest of Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson during his 2003 solo tour. He has also played on American Bandstand, Solid Gold, Fridays Live and Entertainment Tonight (all with Chubby Checker).
Students interested in creating “those solos,” for which the great Blues-Rock musicians are known, will have the opportunity to learn how to approach melody from the standpoint of not just the scale, but from a chordal perspective on top of the scale(s). Students will also see the chord progression as that which indicates what the melodic possibilities are.
For additional information on the applied guitar course at Marywood University, please visit www.marywood.edu/mtd/faculty/, or call (570) 348-6268.