Stuart Ryan Takamine Masterclass
When : Thurs 1st Dec
Time : 7pm
Where : Matchetts Music Rock Shop
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Takamine Guitars are hitting the road in the coming weeks with a series of masterclasses across the UK and Ireland featuring Stuart Ryan, one of the world’s finest fingerstyle guitarists.
As a performer, Stuart has shared the stage with many of the world’s greatest acoustic players from Jon Gomm to Martin Taylor whilst as a composer his music has featured on Channel 4 television and the BBC in addition to many more media outlets around the world. Guitarists know Stuart globally thanks to his regular columns in Guitar Techniques and Guitarist Presents Acoustic magazines
In these exclusive masterclasses for Takamine guitars, award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Stuart Ryan will guide you through approaches to warmups and practise, getting acquainted with altered tunings and DADGAD and building and developing arrangements for solo guitar, as well as some exhilarating performance pieces covering a diverse range of styles from across the globe. Come to these masterclasses with all those burning questions you have about fingerstyle and acoustic guitar!
Courtesy of Takamine, all those who come along will receive a gift pack of goodies including a KORG tuner, Takamine wearables and more!
“One of the finest fingerstyle guitarists playing today.” – Acoustic Magazine
“Essential Listening.” – Guitarist Magazine
“A world class guitarist, one of the finest of his generation.” – Martin Taylor MBE
Stuart Ryan began his professional career in 2002 when he was awarded Guitarist Magazine’s ‘Acoustic Guitarist of the Year’ and since then he has come to be regarded as one of the UK’s most influential acoustic guitarists and composers. The early 1990’s proved to be something of a golden era for guitar and as a teenager he spent his early years with the instrument learning as much rock and metal as he could wrap his ears around. However, discovering fingerstyle guitar in his late teens changed his musical outlook and Stuart began the long journey of discovering his own voice as a composer and performer.
Now with almost fifteen years’ experience in the music industry he has developed a performance and masterclass schedule that has seen him appear in many of the UK’s most prestigious concert halls along with invitations to appear across Europe and China. As a performer he has shared the stage with many of the fingerstyle world’s greatest players from Jon Gomm to Martin Taylor whilst as a composer his music has featured on Channel 4 television and the BBC in addition to many more media outlets around the world. Guitarists know Stuart globally thanks to his regular columns in Guitar Techniques and Guitarist Presents Acoustic magazines and his pieces are learned worldwide by guitarists studying the Rockschool and Registry of Guitar Tutors exam syllabuses.
Diverse but never disparate, Stuart’s live shows take the listener on an exhilarating journey of ‘Global Guitar’ – expect to hear blazing Irish reels, Delta Blues and African inspired rhythms alongside arrangements of well loved classics and much more. Along the way you will learn about technique, the mysteries of alternate tunings and much more. You are sure to leave with some new ideas to bring to your own playing!