Workshops

Richard Boukas at Hudson Jazz Festival.
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Richard Boukas at Hudson Jazz Festival. CLICK PHOTO to CONTACT.

Dynamic Ear Training for Guitarists

INTEGRATING GUITAR - EAR - VOICE

PRIMARY GOALS:

• to dynamically integrate 
  EAR, VOICE 
and GUITAR
to master musical foundations
  with effective practicing routines
• to express your creative instincts 
   through the GUITAR more effectively
• to develop a balanced musicianship
  integrating:
   - Ear

   - Guitar knowledge & technique
   - Improvisation & Interactivity
   - Vocal agility, improved intonation
   - Theory and Sight Reading Skills

• DYNAMIC INTERACTIVE DUOS

Student Testimonials

"I enjoyed every minute of studying DYNAMIC EAR TRAINING FOR GUITARISTS with Richard Boukas.

He gave me great insights into my Ear Training goals and helped me relate them to the guitar. I gained an infinite number of musical ideas that I hope to explore for years to come. I truly appreciate his generosity in sharing his knowledge."
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"Ear Training-- an essential skill that every musician wants but rarely makes consistent time for.

Richard Boukas's Workshops provide a fun, highly educational and motivating environment to gain proficiency in these areas. His musical knowledge is broad and deep, effortlessly and clearly conveying his subject matter and enormous passion for music and teaching.
Hear more, play better. Highly recommended."
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"I've played guitar for more than twenty years and always felt a creative and aural disconnect with the instrument. After taking Richard Boukas's Dynamic Ear Training for Guitarists course, everything suddenly merged- hearing music on a deeper level, creativity, technique, theory and untapped vocal abilities. Finally now I feel like a more complete musician, ready to take on the next level of all these different but related areas."
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"Richard Boukas is an inspiring and skilled teacher.  His Dynamic Ear Training courses were enriching on multiple levels. He doesn't just teach the skills and methods of ear training; he teaches musicianship, encourages creativity, and bridges insightful connections between his curriculum and real music."

Music of Hermeto Pascoal

HERMETO PASCOAL. CLICK PHOTO to VIEW COMPLETE LECTURE.

HERMETO PASCOAL. CLICK PHOTO to VIEW COMPLETE LECTURE.

Richard Boukas presented his landmark lecture on the music of Hermeto Pascoal at Denver University. Divided into fourteen segments, it includes scores, group transcriptions, analyses, Pascoal's unique harmonic concepts and interviews with current and former Pascoal band members.

The segment below covers HERMETO's HARMONIC CONCEPTS & CHORD SYMBOL NOTATION.

VIEW THE ENTIRE LECTURE

Drawing upon over four decades of professional music performance, recording and cutting-edge university and private teaching, Richard shares his innovative concepts with musicians of all levels to expand their creative instincts, stylistic range and technical skills towards achieving a more balanced musicianship and optimal progress.

Richard has delivered guest artist-educator residencies throughout North America and Brazil. He has been core faculty at New School Jazz (NYC) since 1989, teaching courses in Ear Training, Improvisation, Composition, Guitar, Voice, Brazilian music, Sightreading and Choral repertoire.

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