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Guitar Lessons and Workshops!
Well, I Wish I Was a CatfishCatfish is very excited to now be offering both private guitar lessons and small group workshops. Learn to play slide and fingerpicking guitar direct from the master!

Catfish Keith will reveal first-hand the secrets and inside knowledge from a lifetime deeply devoted to making music.  Private lessons and workshops are taylored to your individual needs, from intermediate to advanced. You should at least already be able to play basic chords and have some ability (and lots of desire) to fingerpick.

Build your repertoire and arsenal of guitar playing techniques to include the deepest delta blues and gospel bottleneck slide sounds, syncopated island and ragtime rhythms, and playing melodies and harmonies with an alternating and moving bass line.

Traditional open tunings as well as songs in standard and dropped D tunings will be taught. Learn special techniques to make your playing sparkle, including right hand damping, deep string-bending, vocal-like vibrato, and harp, palm, pinch and "skank" harmonics. Learn to take traditional blues and roots music sources and create your own dynamic style of playing that creates the "whole band" sound, making one guitar sound like two or three!

Learn to take Catfish's original songs and songs of old-time masters like Lonnie Johnson, Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Bo Carter, Joseph Spence, John Lee Hooker, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Memphis Minnie, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Mance Lipscomb, Oscar Buddy Woods, Mississippi Fred MacDowell, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Big Bill Broonzy and many others and make them your own.

For more information about scheduling and prices, email Catfish or call: 319-338-3614.


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