Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp



Camp Guitar Teacher Dave Stryker featured in DownBeat

Camp Guitar Teacher Dave Stryker featured in DownBeat
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2011
Guitarist Dave Stryker was invited to write a Master Class for DownBeat's Woodshed feature. Dave has been teaching at Litchfield Jazz Camp since 2000. Learn about his 'Minor Sub' Approach.
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Posted by: lturner

June 10, 2011

Dave Stryker grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to New York City in 1980.  He has a wealth of knowledge having played with Jack McDuff, Stanley Turrentine, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, and led his own groups since his arrival on the New York scene.  So it's no wonder that DownBeat invited him to write an article for their readers.

Featured in the July issue of DownBeat, Dave's article, "The 'Minor Sub' Approach to Improving Over Dominant 7ths," features detailed examples and a look into his childhood inspiration.  He stressed "how important it is to listen to the masters if you want to learn the language of jazz.  The fastest way to improve your playing is by listening to records and transcribing solos." 

Read the whole article here.  Thanks to DownBeat Magazine for sharing this with us.  DownBeat has been a sponsor of the Litchfield Jazz Festival and Camp since the beginning (1996).

Date Posted: Jun 10, 2011

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