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Hard Road Trio Workshop #3
Tickets are $40 (plus $1 service charge).
In this beginning/intermediate bass class, ease of playing and groove will be top goals. Both right and left hand technique will be discussed, with a focus on increasing efficiency and ergonomic considerations of the bass. Exercises for improved ease of playing include familiarity with the fingerboard, ear training, and hand health. Groove will be emphasized and explored in several genres. Bowing technique is an available topic as well, depending on the needs and interests of the students.
Bassist Anne Luna makes her home on the shores of Lake Sumner in the cabin she inherited from her grandparents. While attending South Plains College where she received her AA in Commercial Music (2004), Anne was voted Female Instrumentalist of the Year for two consecutive years. To complement her instruction at SPC, Anne studied classical bass techniques at Texas Tech University (where she earned a degree in biology!). She has recorded with Alan Munde, Kenny Maines and Amanda Shires and performed with the Spring Creek Bluegrass Band, Doctor Skoob and the Acoustic Groove, the April Verch Band, Steve Smith and Hard Road, and Hot Foot Toby. Her playing has been described as graceful, elegant and at the same time, hard-driving. As an instructor, her energy and easy-going manner create a welcoming atmosphere for students. Catch her anchoring the groove and singing sweet harmonies with The Hard Road Trio!
Comments from previous participants:
"Her teaching skills are right up there with her playing skills. When people ask me for a good bass teacher, Anne is the first person I recommend. In sort, Anne Luna gets my highest recommendation as a musician and teacher."
"Anne Luna is an outstanding bass player who delves into the heart of the instrument. I am a mandolin player who was interested in reaching deeper into instrumentation, and I took Anne's 'Bass Class for Beginners.' She was able to show me simple techniques that I could use immediately to begin playing simple bass lines. Anne is a treasure. She clearly and concisely starts her students on a journey of bass basics. TAKE HER CLASS!!"