Saturday, December 14 7 p.m. Joy to the World! $15 members $20 non-members We are honored to have Hiroya Tsukamoto join us for an evening of guitar wizardry. His folk, new age and international flair promises to make you feel like it is a great day to be alive! If you have never heard of him, you will become an instant fan!
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya has released three solo albums (“Solo”, “Heartland” and “Places”).
Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
INTRO TO SONGWRITING AND GUITAR FINGERSTYLE TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP with Award Winning guitarist HIROYA TSUKAMOTO
Sunday, December 15, 2019 11 am - 12:15 pm Advance Ticket Cost: $25 At the Door Ticket Cost: $30
One-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will demonstrate fingerstyle techniques (playing with the fingers in place of a pick), including chords and basic theory.
Hiroya will cover how to practice in daily basis to improve your skills and effective way to practice. He breaks down different elements of music such as tone, rhythm and explains how to apply to regular daily practice routine.
Also, using his compositions as an example, Hiroya will demonstrate how to start composing an original guitar piece. Learn the elements of song structure, including intros, verses, choruses, bridges, and outros, and how to distill a composition down to its essence. Hiroya shares what he cares about when composing.
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