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Workshops

At festivals or camps I often offer hands-on workshops on a variety of topics. I often will have printed handouts for the students.  But sometimes there just aren't enough handouts to go around, or I can't anticipate the need for copies,  or you may find the "dog ate your homework" by the time you get around to rehearsing.

So for my workshop students -- or other interested parties -- here are a few of the handouts you may be looking for:

Chord Workshop -- 2 handouts from "Demystifying Guitar Chords" workshop
given at the 2008 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival

Joel Mabus Wheel of Fifths -- a graphic tool for transposing

Songwriting -- Don't Be Afraid To Ask

Songwriting Exercises 

Swing Guitar For Folkies

Improvisation & The Flatpicked Guitar

Improvising Over Chords Without A Net (Playing It Safe)

Picking Up Fiddle Tunes By Ear at Jam Sessions

Backing a Song with a Guitar

Performing a Song -- an outline presented at Folk Alliance Region Midwest Gathering 2001

Composing a Set List -- also presented at F.A.R.M. Gathering 2001

The Art of Business & The Business of Art  -- presented at F.A.R.M. Gathering 2002

If you have suggestions for more online handouts, let me know.

2008 Joel Mabus