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Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally Martin Guitar Clinics & Mandolin & Guitar

Martin Guitar Clinics:Tuesday, March 31, 2009; FREE stringing 11:00 AM—4:00 PM, Clinic at 7:00 PM
Music Makers
200 NE Greenwood Ave #3
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-3245
Dix Bruce's & Jim Nunally's performances are a trademark mixture of wit, emotion, energy,
sincerity, and, of course, lots of hot guitar playing & great singing.
Martin Rep Larry Barnwell will be there to answer your questions.
FREE Stuff!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009; FREE stringing 11:00 AM—4:00 PM, Clinic at 7:00 PM
Portland Music
2502 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 228-8437
Thursday, April 02, 2009;   11:00 AM
Hugo Helmer Music
1025 Goldenrod Road
Burlington, WA 98233
(360) 757-0270Friday, April 03, 2009;   11:00 AM
Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 634-1662
Mandolin & Guitar Workshops in Northeast Portland, Saturday April 4, 2:00-5:00 PM, $40.00 for either workshop. For reservations and directions, e-mail clairell2002@yahoo.com or call 503-282-0883.

Dix's "Mandolimprovement"
This workshop is aimed at intermediate and beginning mandolinists who can play a variety of chords and have some experience playing single note lines and melodies. We’ll discuss the rudiments of good musicianship for mandolin players offering tips on basic techniques like picking, chording, tremolo, double stops, transposing, duet playing, and more. A range of styles will be examined including bluegrass, old time, blues, and swing. We’ll also discuss students’ individual questions and concerns. We’ll cover a lot of material and all the music discussed in class will be provided, including standard music notation, tablature, chords, etc., for later study. Students are encouraged to bring recorders to the workshop. Level: Students should be familiar with common chords on the mandolin, both open and closed string, be able to strum along with simple three chord songs, and be able to play a few easy single string melodies.

Jim's "Rhythm Guitar Workshop"
We’ll cover strum patterns that include and build on the simple bass-down, bass- down strum. From there we start covering the upstroke and some mute strum patterns, bass lines, the Lester Flatt G run, and common bass walks in the keys of G, C, and D. There will be heavy emphasis on dynamics within a strum and in a band context. We'll work in depth on tone and timing, with a strong emphasis on tone. Prerequisites: Be able to play with a flatpick, and move through chord changes smoothly, keeping time.

Dix and Jim at Uptown Music inKeizer, OR 97303. We got to play some GREAT guitars and wear some nice new shirts.

Clinic for Pioneer Music Portland, OR 97205

Clinic at American Music in Seattle, WA 98103. The man in the middle is Larry.
(Barnwell, that is!) The boy can pick like nobody's business and it was pure pleasure to play with him.


Clinic for Hugo Helmer Music at the Lincoln Theater in Mt Vernon, WA.
What a site! All those beautiful new Martins on stage in a beautiful old theater.
And, we got to play just about all of them! A picker's dream, if we ever did see one.