Monday, 8 November 2010

NAG November 2010 newsletter

Thanks to Oliver Waitze of the New Acoustic Gallery (NAG) in Solingen, Germany, for the November NAG newsletter, which lists workshops for mandolin and flatpicking guitar, a concert, and instruments now available at the NAG. The news can also be seen here.

On this coming weekend two major events will take place at the NAG. A Mandolin Weekend Workshop with Jesper Rübner-Petersen (left) will be held on 12-14 November 2010. Individual tuition is available for beginners and intermediate players, and the course will cover improvisation, getting 'the right bluegrass sound' out of your mandolin, chords and back-up playing, left- and right-hand technique, and breaks in the styles of famous mandolinists. The workshop is limited to fifteen participants, and the cost of €135 includes an evening concert by the Trio Vibracao (Oliver Waitze, acoustic guitars, mandolin; Jesper Rübner-Petersen, mandolin; Max Schaaf, acoustic bass) on 13 November at 8.00 p.m. The concert is open to the public at €15/18.

Oliver Waitze will give a Flatpicking Guitar Workshop on 20 Nov. 2010 (10:00-17:00), designed for players of any level who want to improve their plectrum playing. The themes include bluegrass, fiddle tunes, lead and rhythm playing, Lester Flatt G-runs, endings, scales and right-hand exercises, crosspicking and licks in the styles of Clarence White and Tony Rice, and more. The two new books by Oliver Waitze - Bach for mandolin and Bach for flatpicking guitar will be launched this month.

Instruments now in stock include the Froggy Bottom Model M Limited Edition guitar, €5690; Collings MF mandolin with honey amber finish and Adirondack top, €4290; new rosewood D28 Tony Rice Model, €4490; mahogany Stealth banjo with tunnelled 5th string, €2190; and many classical and flamenco guitars.

New Acoustic Gallery
Oliver Waitze
Neuenhofer Str. 122
42657 Solingen/Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)212 2474007
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