Course registration and OFC event tickets can be reserved over the phone with a credit card or in person at the store. All registration deadlines are two days before the start date of the course. Registration is final with absolutely no refunds with the unique exception being a course that is cancelled due to low enrollment. Phone : 613-730-2887 extension 3.
|25 May 2013||
We Three Kings with Tony D.
Juno and Maple Blues award winning guitarist Tony D is offering us a chance to spend some time exploring the guitar styles of the Three Kings of blues guitar; B.B. King, Albert King, and of course, Freddie King. Between these three guitarists, you’ll find the source for most modern blues sounds and guitar lines. They literally shaped the way we listen to music. Tony has been studying these guys for many years and has a lot of their signature styles ready to go at his fingertips. Bring your electrics (but no amps), a coffee, and have fun exploring the music and stories of these fine guitar players. Saturday, May 11, 18, and 25, 2-4pm, $25 members, ($30 non). WKSHP13-17, WKSHP13-18, WKSHP13-19.
|26 May 2013||
Open Bluegrass Jam
Jamming Bluegrass Style with Paul Roberto of the Dusty Drifters. Join Paul (aka Paulie), multi-instrumentalist and leader of Ottawa bluegrass sensation the Dusty Drifters, for a friendly beginner to intermediate player bluegrass jam. All ages and instruments welcome (well almost… sorry drummers!) but keep in mind that you should have a few basic chords and some strumming experience. As an added bonus for this group, if you and Paul feel that you’re ready, he could very well invite you to sit in on a tune or two at Irenes some Sunday evening, where the Drifters have a regular spot. This group is excellent for meeting other people, making some connections and applying all that practicing that you’ve been doing all winter. Note: We’re trying to get these to happen on the 4th Sunday of each month but sometimes it just doesn’t add up due to artist availability etc… Keep an eye on the online calendar or stop by the store for updated info on the next jam. Free to members of the OFC.
|2 Jun 2013||
Group Harmonica with Catriona Sturton
Take your beginning harmonica skills to the next level! In this course, you’ll learn ways of playing single notes, types of chords, trills, wails & bent notes and more importantly, what you can do with these skills. Learn a variety of songs to impress your friends, including train songs, folk tunes and 12 bar blues. You’ll receive an introduction to the basics of playing harmonica with others people, including what harmonica to pick up when playing with other musicians and ideas on how to improvise. Answers to your burning questions about harmonica revealed, and tips and tricks to keep you going! Sunday, Jun 2, 2:30-4:30, $20 members, $25 non. WKSHP13-22
|8 Jun 2013||
Intermediate Scruggs Style Banjo Workshop
Intermediate Banjo. Join John for an intermediate Scruggs style banjo workshop. Topics would include: Advanced rolls and picking patterns, tone production, overview of advanced Scruggs and basic Melodic style, approaching fiddle tunes by style, the importance of timing, alternate tunings, practice tips to advancement. There will be a question and answer period. You’ll need: a five string banjo and fingerpicks. Not recommended for absolute beginners but lurkers are welcome. Saturday, Jun 8, 3-5pm, $20 members ($25 non). WKSHP13-21
|8 Jun 2013||
Beginner Scruggs Style Banjo Workshop
Beginner Bluegrass Banjo. Join local bluegrass banjo Jedi John Steele for a beginner Scruggs style banjo workshop. Topics covered will be: proper approach to holding and tuning the instrument, use of fingerpicks, basic overview of the instrument itself, synopsis of the Scruggs approach to banjo playing, basic Scruggs rolls and their uses. Study information will be available on sheets to take home, and there will be a question and answer period. You’ll need: A five string banjo, fingerpicks, your ears and a smile. Saturday Jun 8, 1-3pm, $20 members, $25 non. WKSHP13-20