Beatles songwriting clinic July 27
Camden — Music instructor Jeff Weinberger and K2 Music will present a Beatles Songwriting Clinic Friday, July 27 at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at K2 Music, next to Renys in the Camden Marketplace on Elm Street/Route 1. Weinberger will approach the music from a guitarist's point of view in a workshop accessible to musicians and writers of all levels.
The Beatles are widely thought of as one of the most legendary and popular rock bands in history, and their songs are known all over the world and still resonate today. Weinberger will teach some of the theoretical and compositional tools used by the Fab Four to pen their classic tunes. The emphasis will be on chords, song form and arranging techniques with a few brief side trips into the gear, recording techniques and vocal harmonies that gave the Beatles such a distinctive sound.
Extensive critical listening and handouts will be employed to illustrate the topics and a bibliography will be made available for further independent study. Some music theory and rudimentary guitar skills are recommended, but not required. Attendees may bring their guitars if they like.
Weinberger has played guitar since age 12 and started teaching guitar in earnest at 18. After deciding in high school to be a professional musician, he attended Berklee College of Music. From there, he went on to teach at some of Massachusetts’ and Maine’s finest music stores as well as direct a teen rock band and a summer group guitar class. He has played in several successful bands doing both cover songs and original works. Weinberger is about to get his music education bachelor’s degree and Maine state teaching certification from UMaine at Augusta. He teaches all levels of ukulele and guitar.
The clinic fee is $5, and pre-registration is requested since space is limited. To register, stop by the shop or call 706-4195, (855) 891-4195 toll-free; or visit k2musicstore.com.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.