October 29, 2013
Igor Abuladze - bass/vocals
Curt Golden - guitar/vocals
Bill Rieflin - drums
Undercover Blues Band has been on something of a haitus in recent months. Working musicians gotta work, and the schedule has been particularly grueling. But it will reappear.
In the meantime, I often show up at Ould Triangle up on Greenwood Avenue for the Wednesday night Blues Jam. A lot of fun, and a great way to keep the chops fresh, as well as working out new material. Check it out some time!
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!
October 20, 2013
the definitive edition
You can preview 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 more than 40 years experience; proficient in many styles. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and for the past 28 years has been an instructor and mentor in Guitar Craft.
photo: Christina Florkowski
via Skype or Google Hangouts
I am now offering lessons via Skype video, or through Google Hangouts. About a year ago 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 (aka "NST"), and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists, since 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! Email me if you would like to explore this further.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ IN THE NEWS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Undercover Blues Band at the Buriem Music School Second Anniversary Bash
October 30, 2013
Kids Guitar Circles!
The Seattle Circle Guitar School seeks to build community through music, and explore music through community.
Big things are under way, with the guitar circle program expanding to even more students at Salmon Bay, as well as a weekly "guitar club" for Middle Schoolers. 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 within your school's curriculum. Kids will:
- Create their own music
- Learn fundamental guitar techniques
- Build musical skills
- Build group skills
October 30, 2013
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS THINKING ABOUT GUITAR LESSONS, NOW IS THE TIME!
What happened? It was all warm and summery, and then I blinked and suddenly the sun is gone. Once we hit September, things began cranking back up again. My school-aged students headed back to class, and we needed to coordinate guitar with school work and all of their other after-school activities. Adult students with school-aged children also needed to adjust. And my calendar got a bit of a jolt as the schedule kicked in for the Seattle Circle Guitar School, which brings guitar classes into local elementary schools.
I still have a few slots open, so if you have been considering beginning guitar lessons, this is a great time. Or, have you been meaning to dust off that old instrument and pick up where you left off? Or are you already a player, and feel that now it is time to kick things up a level? This could be a good time to make it happen.
The BLOG has come to life. I have been documenting some interesting discoveries I've made as I re-explore the traditional tuning after many years of NST-only guitaring.