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 2019 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.

Kai demonstrates his ‘One-Hand-Bass’ technique: video  One_Hand_Bass

New lessons by Kai

Chord Voicing

Jazz Walking Bass Line

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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