Presented by: BenJammin & Analisa Gauthier
BenJammin & Analisa teach children valuable life skill concepts through music! This energetic duo keeps children engaged and learning while using instruments, books, and interactive movements.
Presented by Miles Kunis
A brief illustrated history of the mandolin and a beginner's introduction to playing the mandolin
Presented by: Bill Clements
Q&A performance, discussion about style, originality, and technical facility
Presented by: Rene Meave
A discussion on techniques and fun stuff to play while learning more about the fretboard of your guitar. Focus, open strings, & names of the notes up to the 5th position. This will be done in Chromatic fashion. (1/2 steps up and down, #/'s/b's) This is for beginners up to those who understand progressions but may have a lock on the process of how chords interealate (exp. Relative chords, 1/4/5, major/minor) Shared techniques for beginners will include, Tejano/country chord movements & a little chicken-pickin.
Presented by: Gerald Ross
A discussion on the history of the Hawaiian steel guitar, perform songs associated with the instrument, have a hands on session, and perform music on two classic models of the steel guitar, a 1928 National Tri Cone acoustic and a 1954 Fender Champion electric.
Presented by: John Speeter
Basic instruction on techniques for " Delta Style" and " Piedmont Style" acoustic Blues
Presented by: Angelo Santelli
A discussion and demonstration of the various aspects of the slide guitar, primarily focusing on bottleneck electric guitar and dobro and its role in various genres of blues and rock music, but also touching Gospel, bluegrass, and Indian aspects
Presented by: John Thomas
A presentation of the book, Kalamazoo Gals: The Story of the Extraordinary Women Who Built Gibson’s WWII " Banner" Guitars. Additional info available at www.kalamazoogals.com
Presented by: Jay Gavan
Discuss the ongoing collection of oral histories from former Gibson Guitar, Inc. employees, presented by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.