Please Note: This workshop has been postponed. We will announce the new date shortly.
MSA is pleased to sponsor two back-to-back workshops on Saturday, February 8th in Bath (address can be emailed to those who register, please contact MSA once you purchase a spot), both presented by Randall Williams: Short Cut Capo will be presented in the morning and The Touring Toolbox will take place after lunch. Space for each workshop is limited to 20 people, and the cost for each workshop will be $25 for non-members or Basic Members and $20 for Full (paying) Members. Participants can choose to attend one or both workshops.
Time: 9:30 am to noon
This two-and-a-half hour workshop will cover use of standard, drop-D, and short-cut capos in standard tuning, separately and together in more than a dozen different positions on the fretboard. Learn why capos fit in certain combinations, and wow audiences by playing on both sides of the capo. This workshop will expand the tonal palette of your guitar.
The first third of the workshop will be an interactive presentation, followed by practice time and one-on-one coaching. At the end, participants will showcase one song that they’ve adapted to include partial capo techniques. Capos, books, and videos will be available to borrow or buy, and everyone should bring a guitar and a notebook.
Time: After lunch
Want to start touring, tour more, or make better money at it? This two-and-a-half hour workshop will be entirely based on your questions about being a touring artist. We’ll look at maximizing profits and minimizing expenses on the road, how to publicize and promote your shows so that people actually show up, and ways to build a tour and grow a tribe. There are lots of ways to create a business – this workshop is about finding solutions that work specifically for you.
If you’d like to open a gig and make more money than the headliner, or turn a hundred-dollar weekend tour into a thousand-dollar weekend tour, this workshop will be well worth your time. Bring your questions and a laptop if you have one, then be prepared to leave all fired up, with a longer to-do list.
Randall Williams is a vagabond who still has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up. He’s toured internationally for decades in various incarnations – as a traveling musician, a suit-and-tie executive, a homeless sailor, and a swashbuckling business consultant. His superpowers include learning languages, helping entrepreneurs grow their careers, and teaching upper-limb amputees to play guitar. His once-proud website is now a tiny placeholder for random audio journals from the road: www.whereisrandall.com
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