Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop With El McMeen – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – June 3rd, 2017

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop With El McMeen

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop With El McMeen

Saturday June 03, 2017

Doors: 10:30 am / Show: 11:00 am

This event is all ages

El McMeen
El McMeen
This get-together will be conversational and low-stress, and will be of interest to anyone with a commitment to or love of the steel-string guitar.

McMeen is one of the foremost acoustic guitarists in the world, with a specialty in presenting sung pieces as guitar instrumentals. He understands both the allure of sung music and the difficulties in capturing sung music on solo guitar. El has agreed to share with workshop participants his tips and tricks developed over 50 years of guitar-playing, and grappling with the challenge of rendering sung pieces.

Before reducing his travel obligations, El had conducted workshops throughout the US for nearly 25 years. He has released numerous solo CDs and instructional and performance DVDs. He has written or co-written eight books of tab/music for Mel Bay Publications. El will bring a small supply of these Cd's, DVD's and books for sale should any student be interested.

What the critics have said about El McMeen

El's artistry has been praised by numerous publications, including The New York Daily News, The Washington Post, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Guitar Player Magazine. El's music has been hailed by critics as "stirring ... unbridled acoustic beauty" and "drop-dead gorgeous" (Guitar Player Magazine).

Metronome Magazine perhaps captured El's music the best: "El McMeen is one of the most accomplished solo guitar performers in the country. His renderings, almost spiritual in nature, are touching and sweet, ethereal and magical all at the simplest bending of note or picking of a chord. His arrangements are friendly and warm as the chiming of a grandfather clock ... With mastery second to none, El McMeen is a true treasure and an artist to be reckoned with."

El has been called the "king of CGDGAD tuning" (Acoustic Guitar Magazine) and specializes in that tuning. His advice and commentary, however, apply to any tuning (and, in fact, El has written three books -- including two major books for Mel Bay--in dropped D tuning).
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180