Time: May 15, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Temple Sound & Stage
Street: 670 Centre St., Suite 9
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?h…
Event Type: workshop, &, concert
Organized By: Jeff Boudreau
Latest Activity: May 12, 2010
"Theory of Musical Relativity" - Guitar Workshop by Jim Hurst
"If you play guitar around the house, in weekend bands, or for a living, my guess is you have questions about something to do with being a better guitar player than you are currently. My workshop title should give you an indication of my thoughts about it, how we relate our musical likes and desires to the instrument(s) we play. How to become aware of the fretboard and our accomplishments to this point and make the best use of it all. I cover many facets of musical abilities, understandings, fundamentals, practice and performance tips, the importance of melody, right hand exercises and techniques for single and multi-string improvement, Left hand challenges and exercises, chord positions, and scale importance. I adapt the workshop to many accomplishment levels, and while it is a guitar workshop, it is not restricted to guitar. I also welcome and invite flatpicking and fingerstyle players. While some of the workshops I do tend to have a bluegrass music flavor, I welcome any acoustic players.
"You are encouraged to bring audio recording devices (sorry, video not allowed) to record the workshop, but I must state that no sharing of the recordings are allowed. Note taking is always allowed and encouraged. I suggest attendees bring any questions to the workshop.
*No tablature or notation is provided or used, but discussion of this is likely.
"Come on out and let's learn something together."
Workshop only: $50 regular, $45 people who reserve through firstname.lastname@example.org, $40 students/seniors, $30 Berklee/NEC/Emerson consortium college students enrolled in music programs.
....and that same evening Jim will be giving a solo acoustic concert at the nearby Loring Greenough House, details at
Workshop & evening concert combo - The workshop price above + $10.
Concert only: Suggested donation $20- at the door; $15- if reservation is made at least 24 hours in advance and Tuesday Club members; $12- for students and seniors; $50 - max on families. Addition of a $1/person “preservation fee” that goes to the LG House.
More information / register by email to notlobreservations @gmail.com
PARKING: Recommend the large public lot behind Blanchard's Liquors. Also available on the street (meters).
CHAIRS: Bring your own armless chair or stool.
Two-time IBMA guitarist of the year, multi-award winning guitarist in Bluegrass, as well as country, and other acoustic music genres, Jim is known throughout the Nashville TN area as one of the best in the business. His talents of singing, multi-instrumentalist abilities and well-rounded stylings have garnered him support positions and recording sessions with some of the best artists in Country and Bluegrass music. Trisha Yearwood, Sara Evans, Holly Dunn, Claire Lynch, Travis Tritt, John Cowan, Mark Schatz, Tim O'Brien and more.
“Jim is what I consider genius level as a player and a thinker.”
~ Claire Lynch
Jim's website ~ http://www.jimhurst.com/
Jim's Facebook fan page ~ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Hurst-Fan-Page/118927888131479
If you are unable to attend, two other Massachusetts workshops are offered:
5/12 - Lexington - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117646604921813&ref=ts
5/13 - Worcester - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117433784955135&ref=ts