Folk and Traditional Arts
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Preserve the legacy of traditional acoustic guitar music by increasing exposure to it through recording, performance, and workshops. Records will be kept of CD sales, concert sales, and workshop participants. Workshop participants will complete a questionnaire. 2: Every workshop teaches musicians new songs and expands their technique. The number of interested students at the workshops will tell the tale.
In my initial application I talked about preserving the legacy of the music by increasing exposure to it. That is absolutely true. Each audience member and each CD buyer came away with something. I was told over and over again that my descriptions and stories about the music, musicians and instruments were both entertaining and enlightening. Many audience members had little or no experience with instrumental acoustic guitar music and, I believe, many will be seeking out more of the same. 2: In addition to the concerts talked about in outcome A, I did some workshops. We talked about guitar techniques, players, history and did some playing together. The part they liked best was playing together as a group and hearing Dave do really cool stuff behind all the strumming and I liked hearing music that one doesn't run into very often in mainstream America these days. Chris Nowatzki, guitar teacher, Luverne.
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