April 29, 2013
Igor Abuladze - bass/vocals
Curt Golden - guitar/vocals
Bill Rieflin - drums
No gigs to announce right now, but stay tuned. The best way to do that is to follow Undercover Blues Band on Facebook:
And of course, the recording from Igor's house concert is available for anyone to listen. Click on the photo below, and you'll be off to Soundcloud and the entire show!
April 20, 2013
the definitive edition
Many thanks to Dawg for featuring (scream) on the Dawghaus on KSER! The podcast has expired, but you can still hear the nine studio cuts. Steve Turnidge, who masterminded and executed the remix and mastering for the Definitive Edition of (scream) has posted them on the Ars Divina Pinterest page. Just click on the album cover below. Copies of the Limited Edition are still available. Ordering information, as well as the track listing and credits are posted on the (scream) page.
With the guitar, the best thing we can do for ourselves is learning how to learn. Then, no teacher and no method can hold us back.
CURT GOLDEN is offering private instruction in Seattle, for beginners through advanced players. The primary focus of the approach used is HOW to play, rather than WHAT to play, with an emphasis on mechanics, fretboard knowledge and ear training.
Curt Golden is a guitarist, instructor and performer with 40 years experience; proficient in many styles. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and for the past 25 years has been an instructor and mentor in Guitar Craft.
photo: Christina Florkowski
April 29, 2013
Openings in my
Teaching Schedule are beginning to fill up
Spring is here (at least on the calendar). A time of transition, and typically there is a lot of movement on my calendar. So, if you or someone you know has been considering guitar lessons, now would be a very good time. Space is limited.
And if you are out of the area, you might consider video lessons via Skype.out of the area, you might consider video lessons via Skype.
Remote Lessons with Video
New this year! I am now offering lessons via Skype video. A student who lives in Colorado talked me into giving it a shot, and it is working very well. I now have a number of full time students who work with me in this way. Video lessons have proven to be of particular value to students with an interest in Guitar Craft, Guitar Circles, the Guitar Craft Standard Tuning (sometimes referred to as "NST"), and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists, as authorized instructors are few and far between.
So, if you are out of the area, or your schedule makes carving out the time for a commute into Ballard too difficult, why not try it?
Payment through PayPal, and we're good to go!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ IN THE NEWS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Undercover Blues Band at the Buriem Music School Second Anniversary Bash
April 26, 2013
Kids Guitar Circles!
The Seattle Circle Guitar School seeks to build community through music, and explore music through community.
We are just getting into the final session of this school year at Salmon Bay. Fantastic weekly classes with Marian's 4th graders and Bill's 3rd graders, and for this session we also working with Kim's 2nd graders.
Seattle Circle Guitar School was honored to receive a Friend's of Salmon Bay grant, which will be used in developing a continuing program for 2nd through 4th graders.
SCGS conducts kids guitar circles, both within your school's curriculum, or in after-school enrichment programs. Kids will:
- Create their own music
- Learn fundamental guitar techniques
- Build musical skills
- Build group skills