Basic Guitar for Improvisers

You will learn how to strum, a handful of chords, how to use a capo, and soon you’ll be able to accompany yourself onstage and off. Whether you want to write songs for your sketch or standup show, or just jam out and improvise, a few major and minor chords will put you there!

Basic Guitar for Improvisers meets once a week for 90 minutes over four weeks.

This workshop is not offered every term. If you would like to be informed when it becomes available, please click here.

About the instructor: Jimmy Tomasello, aka Jimmy T., has taught thousands of students over the years at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music where he currently manages the Guitar Program. He plays a variety of styles working with students of all ages. In a former incarnation he has done improv with David Shepherd, Del Close, Nate Herman and other luminaries of the genre. Over the years he has coached Paul Dinello and members of Baby Wants Candy. Rumor has it Jimmy taught a class on Elvis Costello tunes attended by an unknown Tina Fey.

Basic Guitar for Improvisers

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