Hornby Island Blues Workshop



2020 Workshop Schedule


Class Fees $675

Fees include tuition for one Major class and three Minor classes, admission to all concerts, lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Monday through Thursday, and a membership to the Hornby Island Blues Society. Limited space is available for companions to purchase a ticket for lunch, dinner or concerts. if interested, make arrangements well in advance.

Please note that accommodation is not included.

Saturday April 25 2020
Art Show Blues Where Art Thou: Reception Music and Bar Art Opening 5:30 -7:30

Student Registration

Sunday, April 26th. Registration Sea Breeze Lodge 3 p.m.
When students check in they receive their registration kits that contain their personalized schedule, and all other information needed for the workshop days.

Sunday Evening is the Instructors "Show & Tell" at 7:00 pm at the Community Hall

Blues Week Meals

Lunch is served from Noon - 1:00PM, and dinner from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. (or announced times) at Sea Breeze Lodge. Please note that breakfast is not included.

Workshop Starts

Monday, April 27th.
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Note: There will be TWO acoustic concerts in 2020. The instructors will be divided into two groups each will play in alternate venues over two nights — One concert group on Monday Night and another concert group on Tuesday Night. Students are in The Community Hall Both nights.

Monday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 1

Tuesday April 28th
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Night
8:00 PM Community Hall -Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part 2 Students Only
8:00 PM SeaBreeze - Acoustic Concert and Instructor Introduction — Part2

Wednesday April 29th
MAJORS 9:30 - 12 noon
LUNCH Noon to 1 PM
MINORS PM 1:30 to 3:30 PM
DINNER 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday Night
8 PM Community Hall Electric Dance doors open 7:30 pm

Thursday April 30th
Activity AM Instructor-guided student rehearsals and Blues Venues Students Jams 10 AM -11:30 AM
Student rehearsals and Blues Venues Student Jams 1:30 Until DINNER
Note: all food services are open at Ringside for lunch
DINNER 5:00 - 6:30 PM
7:30 PM Community Hall Student Performance Night

Friday May 1st
10 AM Brunch Farewell

Saturday May 2nd
The Odysssey Review at The Tidemark Theatre Campbell River

Major Classes 2020

9:30 AM to 12 noon, April 27, 28, 29



Minor Classes - 1:30PM to 3:30PM - April 27, 28, 29


Monday, April 27

Jack de Keyzer
Play like a King!
Cécile Doo-Kingué
Deep Pocket
Rick Fines
Open G, Fingerstyle
Alec Fraser
Fingers and Pick Techniques
Brandon Isaak
Flexing your songwriting muscles
Steve Marriner
Expanding Your Vocabulary: The Different Positions of Blues Harp
Samantha Martin
Lyrics & Melodies
Chris Nordquist
Choosing a song — Talking an Arrangement — Starting/Ending In Band Work
Ricky Paquette
Developing Character with string bending and vibrato
Paul Pigat
Honky Tonk!!
Terry Robb
Slide Guitar
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Four different styles of Blues Piano
Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
To Ad lib... or not to Ad lib.

Tuesday, April 28

Jack de Keyzer
Magic Tricks!
Cécile Doo-Kingué
Make it Funky
Rick Fines
Right hand techniques
Alec Fraser
Fundamentals of playing with others
Brandon Isaak
Accompanying your main instrument with a tin sandwich...
Steve Marriner
Tongue Twisters
Samantha Martin
Harmonies & Back Up Vocals
Chris Nordquist
Song Variety —Taking Cues/Giving Cues—Leaving Space—Drum Fills in Band Work
Ricky Paquette
Interacting with your band mates
Paul Pigat
Substitutions in the Blues!!
Terry Robb
Improvisation
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Make Playing Fun
Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
'Harmonizing'...not for the faint of heart!

Wednesday, April 29

Jack de Keyzer
The Devil’s Music : Robert Johnson
Cécile Doo-Kingué
Substitute & Embellish
Rick Fines
Drop D
Alec Fraser
The Engine Room Live Action
Brandon Isaak
I got a Bone to pick with you...
Steve Marriner
I Hear That Train a ‘Comin
Samantha Martin
Band Leaders
Chris Nordquist
More songs—Changing Feels within songs—Soloing (you and others) in Band Work
Ricky Paquette
TONE
Paul Pigat
Boot Camp!!!!
Terry Robb
Open Tuning
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
How and what to do when it’s your time to solo
Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe
Let's Get it On!