Nobody is going to become the next Jimi Hendrix overnight – that much is obvious. But if you’re looking to improve your playing skills at least marginally, you should check out the free guitar clinic coming up at Strings & Things Music on Saturday at 4 p.m. – it couldn’t hurt, right?
The downtown music supply shop likes to put on at least one event per month, and after a brief hiatus in January, the shop is ready to get 2017 rollin’ with the first clinic of the year, featuring Strings & Things instructor and dealer (and all-around rock ‘n’ roller) Michael Gallant, affectionately known as Mikey G.
He’s been playing all over New Hampshire and beyond for the better part of three decades, so it’s safe to say he kind of knows what he’s talking about when it comes to that six-stringed instrument. He’s played with bands (his is called Train Wreck), by himself, with students – you name it.
Therefore, he’s probably a good guy to teach a guitar clinic.
“The whole concept of this one is basically – I’m not sure who’s showing up in the audience, so it will be an all-levels, shoot-from-the-hip kind of thing,” Gallant said.
So don’t be afraid to go, even if you only know a couple chords (or none, for that matter) – this will be a clinic for everyone. If something comes up that doesn’t seem familiar to you, just ask – that’s the point of the clinic.
If you’re a little more advanced than most, this event will be right up your alley. You’re even welcome to bring your own guitar if you’d like, though that’s not a requirement.
Anyone looking to hear some tunes and learn some things about guitar should check out this free event.