Info E-Tap 2020

E-Tap Seminar 2020 : European Tap-guitar seminar

Main Topic ‘One hand talks to the Other’

Orchestration of your sound, motives, improvisation, harmony

We shall concentrate on the new topics in the tapping technique, such as the Kurosawa pluck/tap ‘one-hand-bass’. Kai will also talk about ‘orchestration‘ , the way you you mix, solo, melodies, chords and bass.  Emphasis shall also be made on phasing motives in each hand, a Schell speciality. We shall keep on harmony, advanced harmony in new music, chords, simple chords, four-notes chords on the Right hand, different basses, .

When: Monday 6 to Sunday 12 July 2020

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Where : Suxy (Chiny) Wallonia region

The Teachers:

Kai Kurosawa (US, Japan)

Daniel Schell (BE)

Topics of this 2020 session:

Kai Kurosawa : Orchestration
The great avant-garde musician will show and explain his technique.He will first concentrate on what he calls ‘Orchestration‘ that is the way you handles your melody, your chords and your bass between your both hands.

Already tapping was a revolution, but Kai came with something even newer: the ‘one-hand-bass’ as he calls it. He plucks the string with one hand only.  This combination of plucking and tapping is really something new. That’s not all, Kai has also introduced the strumming of chords with his pinky, a kind of accompanying guitar effect.

For more information look here Kai’s technique

Kai  Kurosawa’s Website

Daniel Schell: ‘Motives and Harmony’
– General tapping techniques: fingering on various boards (including the guitar)  and tunings ( 4ths, 5ths, crafty)
-Harmony: Traditional, jazz and new chord changes. We shall continue the chords studies which we started last year. and specially the four-notes chords we studied with Randy Strom
Watch the scores of “Spring Comes” and Blue E-Tap.
Minor 8
– Rhythmics: Even and uneven metrics: Using such meters as 4/4 , 5/8 and 7/8 and alternating them.
– Creating interesting rhythms and lines on those meters and others. This year we shall concentrate on producing interesting long improvisations using the phasing of independent motives, a subject which Daniel has implemented and played since many years.
– Multi motive improvisation: one different motive in each hand.

Suxy (Chiny) Wallonia

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