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Welcome to the preliminary Fretboard Summit schedule for 2016!

Sessions are subject to schedule changes and additions but we think we’re about 90% complete. As of October 5, 2016, we still have some rooms and tickets available if you want to sign up. Just go to fretboardsummit.com. But act fast... 
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Friday, October 14
 

12:30pm

Arranging for a Duet with Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy

Guitarist Grant Gordy and Peghead mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh frequently play as a duet. In their duo arranging they draw inspiration from classic guitar and mandolin duets, as well as classic jazz duet partners. In this session they'll dissect their approach to finding arrangements that serve the song and complement their styles.



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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

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Grant Gordy / Joe K Walsh

Guitarist Grant Gordy and mandolin virtuoso Joe K. Walsh are two rising stars in the world of bluegrass. It's no wonder: Gordy formerly served as lead guitarist in David Grisman's Quintet, while Walsh performed in Joy Kills Sorrow and the Gibson Brothers. Today, these young players are part of Darol Anger's improv ensemble Mr. Sun but what excites us the most is watching them perform as a duo (as they did at the Fretboard Journal) and as solo... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)

1:30pm

Fingerstyle Jazz with Mark Goldenberg

Learn some of the harmonic concepts and chordal shapes and sounds that define solo jazz guitar played fingerstyle, and learn how to combine them with jazz and pop melodies and improvisation. Taught by one of the most respected touring and recording guitarists around.



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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

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Mark Goldenberg

Mark Goldenberg is a guitarist who has played on records for a myriad of artists including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia,Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton and yes, William Shatner. He played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 - 2010 and he ust finished a two year tour with acclaimed pianist and actor Hugh Laurie. He performed an electrifying duo set at the first Fretboard... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)

2:30pm

Bluegrass Guitar Soloing 101 with Scott Nygaard

Learn a simple method for playing melody-based solos on bluegrass songs, applicable for most levels of players who have started to pick out melodies on the guitar. Starting with a song’s basic melody, you’ll learn how to flesh it out with lead-in runs, crosspicking, place-holder licks and strums, melodic variations, improvised lines, and more.



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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

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Friday October 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)

3:30pm

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar with Tony McManus

Peghead Nation’s Celtic Guitar instructor shows some of the key concepts and techniques that underlie Celtic guitar music. He’ll explore the differences in rhythm between jigs, reels, and other Irish and Scottish forms; tonality of Celtic music, including which modes are used and why; and picking-hand triplets, trills, grace notes, and other ornamentation that is commonly heard in Irish and Scottish music.



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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

Artists
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Tony McManus

Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)
 
Saturday, October 15
 

8:00am

Yoga for Guitarists with Paul Heumiller

Yoga for guitarists? Yep, you read that right. Dream Guitars' Paul Heumiller, himself a certified yoga instructor, will guide us through some yoga movements to compliment the needs of the fretted instrumentalist with a focus on back, neck, shoulders, wrist and fingers.

No experience necessary, just show up and have fun. 


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Paul Heumiller

Owner, Dream Guitars
Dream Guitars was started by Paul Heumiller and fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire Martin Simpson. It's a guitar shop with a unique focus: The high-end, handmade instruments of the golden age of lutherie. 


Saturday October 15, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)

10:00am

Solo Flatpicking Accompaniment with Courtney Hartman

The Della Mae guitarist is one of the hottest young flatpickers around, but she’s also an inventive accompanist, songwriter, and singer. In this workshop, Courtney talks about creating interesting solo accompaniment parts for your songs, as well as how to flesh out simple (and not so simple) melodies with a flatpick.



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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

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Courtney Hartman

Della Mae's Courtney Hartman is a Fretboard Summit alum, having performed both a solo set and alongside Bryan Sutton at our first event. We couldn't resist asking Hartman back, as her flatpicking is world-class (she'll be teaching a class or two to Summit attendees during the weekend if you need pointers) and her original songs are drop dead gorgeous.


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)

11:00am

Improvising for Solo Guitar with Eric Skye

Fingerstyle guitarist Eric Skye is known for, among other things, his reimagining of Miles Davis’ classic Kind of Blue for solo guitar (an album he'll be performing in its entirety this weekend). In this workshop he shares his ideas and techniques for using a jazz approach to improvising on blues, Americana, and contemporary styles as a solo guitarist.



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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

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Eric Skye

Portland, Oregon's Eric Skye is one fingerstyle guitarist we can't get enough of, whether he's performing solo, with Mark Goldenberg or (gasp) with a pick in his new duo with Tim Connell. For this year's Summit set, Skye is plotting something truly audacious: He'll be playing Miles Davis' Kind of Blue album from start to finish on solo guitar.


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)

2:00pm

Alternate Tunings in Celtic Music with Tony McManus

Celtic guitarists use a variety of alternate tunings, from simple dropped-D tuning to more obscure tunings like DAAEAE, a tuning Tony McManus uses to emulate the bagpipes. Tony demonstrates some of his favorite tunings and talks about why he chooses one over another for creating different sounds in Irish and Scottish music.



Moderators
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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

Artists
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Tony McManus

Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)

3:00pm

Hot Jazz Guitar with Matt Munisteri
Matt Munisteri’s early jazz style is rooted in the guitar styles of 1920s and ’30s jazz plectrum guitarists Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, George Van Eps, and others. In this workshop, he shows you how features of their chord-melody voicings, rhythm playing, single-line phrasing, and pick techniques can be applied to any style of acoustic guitar playing.

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Peghead Nation

With Peghead Nation’s subscription-based e-learning courses, musicians learn to play their favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. They also stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with our video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of great new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians, thought-provoking and humorous... Read More →

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Matt Munisteri

Though New York’s Matt Munisteri has yet to receive the full Fretboard Journal feature treatment (we did shoot a video with him, as well as a podcast), he’s one of our all-time favorite guitarists. Munisteri can deftly reference the music of Bill Monroe, Willard Robison or Brian Wilson, making him the perfect foil for whatever crazy guitar themes we come up with during the Summit.


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Peghead Nation Room (Aragon III C)