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17th Annual Fretboard Festival

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum's 17th Annual Fretboard Festival will be presented virtually on Saturday, March 5. Experience four live-streamed musical performances and three live-streamed workshops, a behind-the-scenes look at a luthier workshop, and more!

Event Date March 05, 2022 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
All About the Bass

Bass is often thought of as just playing the roots of a chord, but as any guitarist who switched to bass will tell you, there is a lot more going on with bass in electric bands than just providing a foundation for a chord. Learn how the bass can change what chord the band is playing, provide melodic counterpoint, vary the feel of the rhythm, and generally control everything you thought others were in charge of. Presented by renowned local blues bassist (and sometimes guitarist) Tim Brouhard, this workshop will be presented live via Zoom, and preregistration is required.

Event Date March 05, 2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Performing Songs with Alternate Tunings

A presentation and demonstration on ways to use alternative tunings on the fretboard of the guitar to perform songs. A brief oral history of the A440 HZ and its relation to guitar tuning standardization will be given prior to the tuning performance. This workshop will be presented live via Zoom, and preregistration is required.

Event Date March 05, 2022 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
The Relationship Between the Guitar and the Piano

This workshop will cover tools to help pianists further their skills on guitar. Topics covered will be harmony, reading music and piano/fretboard layouts. This workshop will be presented live via Zoom, and preregistration is required.

Event Date March 05, 2022 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
General Admission Is Free

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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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