Arco Session

Summer Workshop
2020
for
creative string players

violin, viola, cello

Join multi-style groove cellist and improviser Daniel Delaney, along with other creative string players like you, for the Arco Session 2020 Summer Workshop in Fort Collins, Colorado!  

Enjoy an exciting summer of creative music-making with other string players! 

Three rich sessions walk you through new skills, build your vocabulary for groove playing and improvisation, help you become a better jam musician, teach you singer-songwriter skills, and more.

This is for YOU:

  

For players of bowed-stringed instruments who want to play outside the box and explore free and creative playing on their own and in a group. For players of “intermediate” to “advanced” and “professional” skill levels.

  • Do you play a stringed instrument like violin, viola, or cello?  

  • Do you want to be able to jam with other players? 

  • Do you want to grow your skills in improvisation and listening?

  • Do you already know some and want to learn more?

  • Do you want to spend time making music with other players who want the same things?

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

as a participant:

  • Build your skills as a jam player

  • Learn groove playing

  • Learn tunes

  • Learn and build improvisation skills

  • Learn harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic theory

  • Learn accompaniment styles like chords, chop, strum bowing, bass lines and more

  • Become a better accompanist

  • Develop your singer-songwriter skills

Then this is for you.

questions?

HIGH SCHOOL - ADULT amateur - pro

Open to intermediate to advanced players, aged 16 and up.

Scheduled to allow for practice

The Summer Workshop, spread across the summer in these three exciting sessions

(call these "classes" or "rehearsals" or "jam sessions",) gives you the unique opportunity to play a session, take away key points and practice for a few weeks in between before coming together for the next session.

MATERIALS & ASSIGNMENTS

Helpful guides, materials, reference videos, and assignments assist you to continue growing in skill following each group session. 

LOCAL JAMs

Meet up between sessions for different local jam sessions:

Tap & Handle Old Time Jam (Tuesday evenings)

Avo's Bluegrass Jam (Wednesday evenings)

various local open mics 

2020 Schedule & Descriptions
1. June 27th (Saturday)
all musicians 10am-3pm
2. July 11th (Saturday)
all musicians 10am-3pm
3. August 1st (Saturday)
all musicians 10am-3pm
at
The Music District
Fort Collins

Registration fees

  

$89 One-day Registration (1 session)

OR

$250 Full Summer Participant (all 3 full-day sessions)

BONUS:

Full Summer Participants receive 1 private lesson

with Daniel worth $75

(any instrument!)

Session 1
Jamming & Groove Play
Session 1 is exactly what it sounds like. Jamming and playing in the groove. Become a rhythm section of your own. Build your rhythmic integrity and build your skills at filling out a groove on your own, or in a group. We’ll learn two folk tunes and how to jam on them. Learn to recognize guitar and ukulele chords. Improvise over basic chord changes. Play those chord changes. Use your bow like you're strumming a guitar or playing a drum kit. 
Morning session to focus on concepts and learning tunes. 
Afternoon will apply concepts and develop skills around the tunes, then jam.
Time permitting: more tunes and tools
Session 2
Blues & Improvisation
In Session 2 we’ll learn all about the blues. Some history, a good bit of theory, and how to sound like the blues. We'll learn two blues melodies, their chords, and basslines. Learn how to find a harmony part, a bassline, a rhythmic groove. Learn swing bowing, blues scales, and blues rhythms. Make your melodic improv sound “bluesy.” 
Morning session to focus on concepts and learning tunes. 
Afternoon will apply concepts and develop skills around the tunes, then jam.
Time permitting: more tunes and tools
Session 3
Singer-Songwriter (Lead & Accompany)
In Session 3 we’ll develop skills for singing and playing. We'll also learn how to accompany a singer-songwriter. These are different skill sets with a ton of overlap. These skills are so powerful!
 
In Session 3, we'll learn two songs, their melodies & lyrics, their chords, and basslines. How to find a harmony part, a bassline, a rhythmic groove. How to accompany yourself well while singing (playing a stringed instrument.) How to accompany someone else well while they’re singing (and playing guitar, uke, etc.) Learn to recognize guitar and ukulele chords. Learn to read a leadsheet or chord chart. How to find/create a great string part. 
Already a singer-songwriter? Bring a tune you're working on and get feedback and encouragement.
Looking to sit in with a singer-songwriter? This is where you can develop your tools and skills. 
Time permitting: more tunes and tools

Arco Session

Summer Workshop 2020

for creative string players

© 2020 Daniel Delaney Music