Acoustic Guitar Masterclass
Acoustic Guitar Masterclass: The Masterclass will cover topics including contemporary acoustic guitar techniques, such as tapping and percussion and will give a valuable insight into Jon’s approach to playing, singing and songwriting.
Places available: 80
About Acoustic Guitar Masterclass
The Masterclass will cover topics including contemporary acoustic guitar techniques, such as tapping and percussion and will give a valuable insight into Jon’s approach to playing, singing and songwriting.
Participants can bring their guitars, but it's not essential. The workshop will be of interest to all musicians.
Reserve place at: email@example.com with a return email address, participant name and phone number or take your chances on the day!
All ages welcome - family friendly
Celebrated as “one of the world’s most gifted and inspirational guitarists” by Acoustic Magazine, and now truly starting to get the recognition he deserves for his incredible talent, Jon Gomm returns to Worcester Music Festival to lead this Guitar Masterclass as well as perform again at The Marr’s Bar (Sunday 26th).
Jon Gomm is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and twisting melodies all at the same time. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.
His live shows combine deeply personal performances and a natural wit, with a once-seen-never-forgotten two-handed guitar style, both physical and complex, producing sounds people can barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.
Jon first laid his hands on a guitar at the age of two (actually it was a ukulele - his parents couldn’t find a guitar small enough). He wrote his first song at the age of six, and was soon accompanying his father, a music critic, to gigs in his hometown of Blackpool.
Touring musicians would often stay at the Gomm household on the understanding Jon would get a guitar lesson, meaning he had one-to-one instruction from such blues legends as Walter Trout and Bob Brozman.
Nowadays, Jon tours worldwide. In January 2012 the song Passionflower went viral online, with the video passing 3 million hits, resulting in national TV appearances in the UK, Portugal, Holland and Turkey, and plaudits from new celebrity fans.