Paul Deslauriers

Major: Blaze Your Blues!
Level Intermediate to Advanced. What is it about the playing of people like Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Derek Trucks, Albert King, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Peter Green, SRV and Gary Clark Jr. (to name only a few) that can give you goose bumps when you hear them? They’ve all mastered the art of playing from the heart and the gut, how to harness their feelings and transfer their muse to their muscles and turn it into a thing of beauty.  In this class, we’ll show you how to get out of your head and into the music by examining techniques that help you to get away from just running scales and familiar licks and get into telling a story with your playing. We’ll look at how to construct solos and rhythm patterns that carry emotional weight and take the listener on a journey. If B.B. could slay you with one note, imagine what he’d do with 100!! Soon you’ll be wrenching your neck till it screams for mercy and caressing it so gently that it begs for more!