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News from Falling Mountain
Meet EC, Falling Mountain’s Director of Media Relations & PromotionEC has long had her finger on the pulse of music from a world of traditions. We're excited to announce that she will be putting her expertise to work promoting Michael's music here at Falling Mountain. See more on the News Page.
New! Digital Download Cards: From “Making Music Matter” to “Making Music Organic Matter”They're back for upcoming tours in 2015. Last summer these were a huge hit on the sales table--digital download cards. More plastic? No--the cards are made of biodegradable paper with wildflower seeds embedded. Read more on the News page.
I teach a variety of workshops, geared to guitar players of all levels and non-guitarists alike. A workshop can be 2 hours, half a day before or after a show, a weekend or up to two weeks. Some favorite topics over the years (outlines available):
EXPANDING THE TONAL AND EXPRESSIVE PALLETTE WITH A FRESH LOOK AT RIGHT HAND TECHNIQUE
Guitarists tend to think of their instrument in terms of learning frets, fingers and strings. But there is a whole other dimension of expression that can happen when we think of the right hand differently. One of my most popular workshops.
NOT FOR GUITARISTS ONLY!
I often say I'm a musician first; guitar is only the voice through which the music speaks. What is the Creative Process? How do we find a voice of expression without getting bogged down in technique?
How do we learn to transcend the instrument? What is Creative Listening? A workshop for all musicians (guitarists, "fret" not: you will learn plenty about our instrument as well!).
THE PERFORMER AND AUDIENCE AS PARTNERS: COMPLETING THE CIRCLE
The target participants for this Active Listening Workshop: Adults with a mix of musical backgrounds, ranging from no experience with performing music to amateur or semi-professional performer.
IMPROVISATION AS SPONTANEOUS COMPOSITION
Many people think of Improvisation as some mysterious skill that happens "over the chord progression". We'll look at it a little differently in this workshop for all musicians.
NEW: THIS IS HOW I DISAPPEAR: THE GUITAR MEETS A WORLD OF TRADITIONS
"This Is How I Disappear" is more than the title of the new CD--it's a journey into an intensely personal creative process. I talk about "disappearing" as a creative necessity, and "reappearing" as its logical outcome, all exemplified by music from my newest collection.