Inside Blues Guitar
Australian blues/roots artist Geoff Achison has toured and recorded extensively around the world in a career that spans over 30 years. He has been conducting his immensely popular electric blues workshops at Fur Peace Ranch since it was established in 1998. Geoff believes that learning is best achieved by ‘doing’ and so he encourages his class to practice the art of improvising with the aim of creating exciting, unique solos.
With his wealth of playing experience he specialises in exploring techniques that can help musicians to get the most out of the instrument without getting bogged down in mountains of music theory.
Picking styles, rhythm & lead guitar are covered as well as some hot jamming tips. With just a few basic chords and simple scales you’ll see how amazing music can be made.
- Knowledge of basic music theory helpful but not essential
- Bring a small amplifier and your favourite axe
- This is hands-on stuff. Be prepared to jam!
About Geoff Achison
Australian blues/roots artist Geoff Achison began his world travels in the mid-90’s when he won the Memphis Blues Foundation’s ‘Albert King Award’ and scored a ‘Gibson’ guitars endorsement deal.
He has since toured and recorded extensively around the USA, Europe and Australia performing and recording both as a solo acoustic artist and with his band, The Souldiggers. In 2008 he made Guitar Player magazine’s ‘Top 10 Hot New Guitarists’ list and has won numerous awards for his guitar playing, songwriting and performance skills.
Geoff’s electric blues workshops are relaxed and informal affairs where he engages his students in friendly conversation discussing their mutual love of music and desire to master their chosen instrument. With his enormous wealth of playing experience he specialises in exploring techniques that can help musicians to get the most out of their instrument without getting bogged down in mountains of theory.Anchor