Learn strategies to help your playing both stand out and fit in, whether in a jam or a more formal group. This workshop will explore rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic arranging concepts in a number of different musical genres, and will examine the fine art of listening to each other, and deciding what to play and what to leave out. Deepen the groove, enrich the harmony, and better support the melody. Bring your instrument and get ready to play well with others.
John Tuttle studied music theory and composition at SUNY Binghamton and at UC Berkeley. He is an accomplished composer, arranger, and music director, as well as pianist and guitarist. He has experience in a wide variety of musical situations, from classical concert halls to theater pits, recording studios, cruise ships, bar bands, jazz jams, and folkie coffee houses. John is a member of Quake City Jug Band http://www.quakecityjugband.com and The Lonestar Retrobates www.lonestarretrobates.com.