Guitar Workshop
Saturday 24th September

Guitar Workshop with Mark Lemaire

Saturday 24th September : 2pm – 4pm

£15 – Book Your Place Now

£20 (includes evening concert ticket) – Book Your Place Now


Why are some guitar keys easier than others? How do you get the smooth, gliding sound of open tuning – while in regular tuning? How can you switch chords smoothly without leaving “holes” and nasty noises in your song?
In this workshop, we will use open strings to switch positions, add colour to existing ‘normal’ chords, and to get those close interval “clusters” that sound so cool. We’ll also explore right-hand techniques that will add new colours to your guitar-player’s palette. We will go into some music theory, but only in the service of enabling your sound to get smoother, cleaner, and more soulful.

Bring your guitar, but this is NOT just for guitar fanatics! It’s helpful for attendees to understand note names and how chords are built (1, 3, 5, etc), but it’s not necessary. Music loving listeners are also absolutely welcome.

Mark Lemaire is a guitarist and vocalist with over 45 years of experience on stage and in the studio. He is also a producer and recording engineer for music ranging from singer-songwriter to symphony orchestra. He’ll be in concert with his wife, harmony vocalist Cindy Lemaire, on the night of the workshop.

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