National Guitar Workshop announces their Purchase Campus Open House on April 18

Litchfield, CT (April 13, 2009) – The National Guitar Workshop is excited to announce their Purchase Campus Open House on April 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. The open house is free and open to the public.

During the open house, NGW will host clinics by Terry Syrek and Matt Smith. Terry has been teaching for the National Guitar Workshop for over twenty years, and this year he will be appearing at both the Purchase and McLean campuses teaching his famous shred seminars.

Matt Smith has become a fixture at NGW campuses nationwide. Always a popular teacher, Matt brings a real world sensibility to his teaching and many of his students return year after year to take his seminars. This year Matt will be appearing at NGW's Purchase, McLean, Chicago and Austin locations.

Open house attendees have the opportunity to win tuition discounts, special prizes and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments, as there will be jam rooms set up.

For a complete list of dates, locations, guest artists and classes offered, visit

There’s way more than blues-rock fodder buried in the crevices of the most overused scale in music.



  • Explain how chords are generated from scales.
  • Create unusual harmonies, chord progressions, bass lines, and melodies using the blues scale.
  • Demonstrate how music theory and musical intuition can coalesce to create unique sounds from traditional materials.
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