Davy Mooney Jazz Guitar Workshop

July 12, 2020 to July 17, 2020
Instructors: Davy Mooney

Registration will open on December 2, 2019 at https://app.getacceptd.com/untmusicworkshops.

Remaining Spots as of 5:25 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020: 13

Dr. Davy Mooney is a world-renowned jazz guitarist and educator who records for Sunnyside Records and is a Benedetto Artist, and also a D'Addario artist. He brings his deep knowledge of the jazz guitar tradition, broadly defined, to the Jazz Guitar Workshop. The workshop focuses on the jazz guitar idiom, but students with backgrounds in other styles who have an interest in broadening their knowledge of jazz guitar are also welcome to attend. There is limited space in the workshop, and the spots are first-come/first-served, so register today to secure your place! First ten applicants get a D'Addario welcome pack!

Topics to be covered include:

  • Fretboard knowledge and jazz guitar technique
  • Jazz guitar vocabulary
  • Chord melody
  • Small group playing with a rhythm section
  • Theory
  • Jazz guitar history
  • Listening to recordings
  • Guitar duos and trios

The Davy Mooney Jazz Guitar Workshop offers an intensive week of study and performance for aspiring jazz guitarists. Classes include fretboard knowledge, jazz guitar technique, jazz guitar vocabulary, chord melody, and many other topics relevant to the jazz guitar practice. Participants will have the opportunity to perform with a rhythm section, as well as in duos and trios, and be coached by faculty. Outstanding faculty concerts will be presented throughout the week. The workshop begins with registration early Monday morning and concludes with the Friday evening concert where ALL participants will perform. The Davy Mooney Jazz Guitar Workshop is open to advanced high school (14+), college, professional, and serious amateur guitarists.

Out of town participants arrive Sunday evening and check into housing.
Monday will start with registration 9-10 AM in the jazz office # 284.

The days are typically as follows:

  • 9:30 - 11:00 Jazz guitar technique and vocabulary
  • 11:15 - 12:00 Listening Session
  • 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:30 Participants take turns playing with a rhythm section and receive coaching.
  • 3:40- 4:00 Technique review and questions
  • 4:00 - 5:00 Guitar duos and trios
  • 5:00 - 7:30 Practice time and Dinner
  • 7:30 Faculty Concert

FRIDAY NIGHT WILL FINISH WITH A CONCERT AT 7:30 PM WHERE ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL PERFORM. FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE INVITED! Most people from out of town check into the dorm on Sunday night and check out Friday morning. You can store your luggage in the workshop room until after the final concert. If you want to stay Sunday AND the following Friday night, check the extra day on the registration form.

You can learn more about Davy Mooney at www.davymooney.net