Tone, Feel and Dynamics – The Secret of the Blues

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | November 7, 2017

Do you play the Blues? How good is your tone, feel, and dynamics? If you feel like you could polish your blues a bit more, then join Basson Laubscher as he discusses The Secret of the Blues.

When: 11 November 2017
Where: Paul Bothner Music Stellenbosch
Shop 1 and 2, De Watergracht West Building
3 Merriman Avenue
Time: 11H00

Learning a 12-bar progression and the Blues Scale will allow any player to play a basic blues idea. But, mastery of the form takes years of dedication, and stories to tell.

But, no matter what level you are at, SOUNDING like you’re playing the blues can be achieved easily enough. Assuming you know what to do. This workshop is all about tone: The Secret of the Blues.

Who Should Attend

This is the perfect workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to sound like a blues player. No matter what your skill level is, you will be able to refine your tone.

What to Expect

The purpose of this workshop is all about tone. How to make your sound stand out, and be good. To this end Basson will specifically look into:

The difference between Strats and Teles (and other well-known models and brands)
Distortion vs Overdrive – when to apply which
FX chain on pedalboard, do’s and don’ts
Pickups – explained and demonstrated
Slide technique and Phrasing

If you want to be kept in the loop about other workshops, be sure to [join our mailing list]. Or, [click here] to check out the rest of our Guitar Frenzy 2017 Workshops.

More About Basson

Basson Laubscher was born and raised in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch where many of the country’s top artists and music legends stemmed from.

He was brought up in a diversely musical house where the music ranged from Abba, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters to Beethoven.


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