The Guitar in songwriting with Lucas Michailidis

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SATURDAY October 26th (9:30-3:30PM) MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC, PRESTON CAMPUS

Join Lucas Michailidis in an inspiring all-day session focused exclusively on the guitar’s role in songwriting. The aim of this lab is to explore and unlock creative options and do away with tired, cliched default patterns.

Participants will be armed with practical tools and approaches enabling them to conceive and integrate well considered guitar parts that seamlessly align with the intent and sentiment of each song. Your songs will ring more personal, vivid and potent as a result.

There will be an exploration of leading exponents present and past from Lianne La Havas and Ben Howard to Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. Participants will also be invited to prepare an original song that can be performed and workshopped within the group.

NB: Whilst this lab is pitched at the guitar player with some experience, sight reading and theory knowledge is NOT a prerequisite.

 
“Lucas Michailidis is quite simply a guitar-playing phenomenon..."  — Akustik Gitarre, Germany  Lucas Michailidis is a past winner of the International Open Strings Competition in Germany and an ARIA award recipient for his work with Zulya and the Children of the Underground. He has performed in Europe, South Korea, and the USA, and has released three solo recordings that have garnered worldwide acclaim. The latest  Laughing at the Thief,  is featured on premier US acoustic label - Candyrat.

“Lucas Michailidis is quite simply a guitar-playing phenomenon..."

— Akustik Gitarre, Germany

Lucas Michailidis is a past winner of the International Open Strings Competition in Germany and an ARIA award recipient for his work with Zulya and the Children of the Underground. He has performed in Europe, South Korea, and the USA, and has released three solo recordings that have garnered worldwide acclaim. The latest Laughing at the Thief, is featured on premier US acoustic label - Candyrat.

RHYTHM

VOICE LEADINg

Fingerstyle Technique

Alternate Tuning

Arrangement

Harmony

Extended Techniques

DETAILED NOTES, Extensive Practice Material AND MORNING TEA PROVIDED.