Hornby Island Blues Workshop



2019 Workshop Schedule


Class Fees $625

Fees include tuition for one Major class and three Minor classes, admission to all concerts except the Sunday Night Extravaganza, lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Monday through Thursday, and a membership to the Hornby Island Blues Society. Limited space is available for companions to purchase a ticket for lunch, dinner or concerts. if interested, make arrangements well in advance.

Please note that accommodation is not included.

Student Registration

Sunday, May 5th. Registration Sea Breeze Lodge 3 p.m.
When students check in they receive their registration kits that contain their personalized schedule, and all other information needed for the workshop days.

Special Anniversary Event

Sunday, May 5th at 6:00 pm - Sea Breeze Anniversary Party Extravaganza
Meal and Deluxe music as well as Special Events and Guests.
Students must have purchased a separate ticket to attend this event.

Meals

Lunch is served from Noon - 1:00PM, and dinner from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. (or announced times) at Sea Breeze Lodge. Please note that breakfast is not included.

Workshop Starts

Monday, May 6th.
MAJORS 9:30 - 11:30 AM
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Note: There will be TWO acoustic concerts in 2019. The instructors will be divided into two groups each will play in alternate venues over two nights — One concert group on Monday Night and another concert group on Tuesday Night. Students are in The Community Hall Both nights.

Monday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1

Tuesday May 7th
MAJORS 9:30 - 11:30 AM
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 2 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part2

Wednesday May 8th
MAJORS 9:30 - 11:30 AM
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday Night
8 PM Community Hall Electric Dance doors open 7:00 pm

Thursday May 9th
Activity AM Instructor-guided student rehearsals and Blues Venues Students Jams 10 AM -11:30 AM
Student rehearsals and Blues Venues Student Jams 1:30 Until DINNER
DINNER 5:00 - 6:30 PM
7:30 PM Community Hall Student Performance Night

Friday May 10th
10 AM Brunch Farewell

Major Classes 2019

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, May 6, 7, and 8



Minor Classes - 1:30PM to 3:30PM - May 6, 7, and 8


Monday, May 6

Keith Bennett
Using The Harmonica Rack To Spice Up your Blues Songs
Jack de Keyzer
T Bone Walker : Meat and Potatoes!
Cécile Doo-Kingué
Make It Funky
Rick Fines
One-Chord Blues
Brandon Isaak
Playing Slide Guitar Blues
Michael Jerome-Browne
Introduction to slide guitar. Open D, Open G
Gary Kendall
Bass Fundamentals in Band Work
Chris Nordquist
Choosing a song — Talking an Arrangement — Starting/Ending In Band Work
Paul Pigat
Early Blues turnarounds and riffs
David Vest
Trading licks, swapping fours and eights, turnarounds, and the art of playing fills.
Suzie Vinnick
Mentoring Sessions
Tim Williams
Lap Slide Guitar
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley
Basic Blues In A Singer’s Répertoire

Tuesday, May 7

Keith Bennett
History Of The “Tin Sandwich”
Jack de Keyzer
Elmore James Sliding!
Cécile Doo-Kingué
Flex and Flow
Rick Fines
Write Two blues songs
Brandon Isaak
Performing As A One Man / Woman Band
Michael Jerome-Browne
Open tunings
Gary Kendall
Bass Fundamentals in Band Work
Chris Nordquist
Song Variety —Taking Cues/Giving Cues—Leaving Space—Drum Fills in Band Work
Paul Pigat
The Genius of Scotty Moore
David Vest
The thing about having two hands!
Suzie Vinnick
Songwriting Tools
Tim Williams
Hillbilly Blues
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley
A Celebration of Gospel

Wednesday, May 8

Keith Bennett
How To Sing In Tune!
Jack de Keyzer
The Source: Robert Johnson
Cécile Doo-Kingué
Get Your Blues On
Rick Fines
Three Essential Blues Riffs
Brandon Isaak
Writing Original Songs On A Guitar
Michael Jerome-Browne
Blues Mandolin
Gary Kendall
Bass Fundamentals in Band Work
Chris Nordquist
More songs—Changing Feels within songs—Soloing (you and others) in Band Work
Paul Pigat
Extended Major Pentatonic soloing!
David Vest
The Art of Jamming!
Suzie Vinnick
Mini-Sing The Blues & Gospel with Suz
Tim Williams
The Toolbox
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley
Exploring Your Options