Info E-Tap 2020

E-Tap Seminar 2020 : European Tap-guitar seminar

Main Topic’ New perspectives in tapping’

We shall concentrate on the new topics in the tapping technique, such as the Kurosawa pluck/tap ‘one-hand-bass’, Emphasis shall also be made on phasing motives in each hand, a Schell specialty. 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

Big News: The schedule of E-Tap is now flexible,

you can join the full Seminar or just attend the week days or week-end which you like

Where : Suxy (Chiny) Wallonia region
Organisers:  Clic Music

The Teachers:

Kai Kurosawa

Daniel Schell (BE)

Guest teachers

Wolgang Daiss

Kuno Wagner

Topics of this 2020 session:

Kai Kurosawa
The great avant-garde musician will show and explain his technique. 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:
– 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 rhytms 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.

Wolfgang Daiss: Wolfgang Daiss, the most prominent tapper in today’s contemporary  music, has confirmed his participation to E-Tap. Wolfgang has shared, with Daniel Schell , an involvement to bring the tap-guitar in the world of contemporary classical music. Having most of his chamber music works, Wolgang is now preparing with Daniel a tap-guitar concerto. Wolfgang shall be present to ETap, only for your private lesson.

Kuno Wagner, This innovative musician is a  poly instrumentist. He plays the classical guitar, flamenco guitar, electric guitar, tapping guitar crafty tuned and … percussion. It is mostly as percussionist that Kuno joins E-Tap where he conducts and accompanies the rhythm classes.

Suxy (Chiny) Wallonia

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