Joe Carlson Guitar Workshop at Fifth String Music Store, Sacramento, Starts July 16


Virtuoso guitarist Joe Carlson will teach a 4-week guitar workshop on the Intersection Between Jazz & Country Guitar at the Fifth String Music Store, 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282,, on Wednesdays beginning July 16 at 700 PM. Cost of the 4-week workshop is $100; call for reservations.Fifth String

There is a rich history of great music that straddles the line between jazz & country, all the way back to the great Bob Wills, Speedy West, Jimmy Bryant, & the legendary Hank Garland. On the jazz side, it is really quite remarkable how many of the great jazz guitarists got their start playing country music – Lenny Breau, Herb Ellis, & Barney Kessel, to name a few. Exploring the intersection between these two great American musical traditions will serve as the overall theme for this weekly workshop, but that will definitely not be the extent of it. Under that umbrella there is a huge range of topics that can be explored – chord substitutions, jazz theory, chicken pickin’, pedal steel licks, song structure, quartal harmony, signature licks of the greats (jazz & country), and much more. The material presented will be tailored to the students’ areas of interest as well as their current skill level.

The Fifth String
3184 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95816