|May 09 2005|
|For Immediate Release|
|Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Director of Program Development, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030|
|Fingerstyle Workshop Wows ‘Em at Sweetwater|
| (Fort Wayne, Ind.) All eyes - and ears - were on Taylor Guitars artist Chris Proctor as he played to a packed house at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne recently. Nearly 100 people came from as far as 80 miles away to hear the fingerstyle guitar master perform original works from his 11 albums and pick up playing tips at the same time.
The combined performance/workshop was a great combination of advice on methods, live music, and good old-fashioned guitar talk. Proctor demonstrated fingerstyle techniques ranging from simple right-hand patterns for beginners to advanced arrangements for more experienced players. In addition, he offered practical equipment and technique tips for all skill levels.
The guitarist's appearance was part of Sweetwater's All-Access Workshop series. "These workshops give us the opportunity to reach out to our local customers," said Sweetwater Vice President for Sales Jeff Radke. "Plus, they give our Sales Engineers hands-on product information they can communicate to their nationwide customer base. Hearing a Taylor guitar played in the hands of a musician like Chris and hearing him talk about why he chooses Taylor are incredibly valuable training tools for our sales team."
Sweetwater presents more than two dozen seminars and product demonstrations every year at its Fort Wayne, Indiana showroom. A Roland V-Drums clinic and Fantom OS upgrade event, a Finale "master class" presented by MakeMusic, and a Cakewalk workshop are scheduled for late May and June. For information on future All Access Workshops, log on to www.sweetwater.com/about/events.
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