Martin Kursawe - guitar (jazz-pop)
Due to his wide-ranging musical direction, Martin Kursawe has worked as a guitarist in live and studio productions of diverse genres e.g. accompanying Claudia Koreck, Al di Meola, Till Brönner, Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), Nik Kershaw, Helene Fischer, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), David Garett and Klaus Doldinger. Further recordings can be heard in cinema and TV productions like “Fünf Freunde”, “Elementarteilchen”, “Die wilden Kerle”, “SOKO Kitzbühel”, “Alarm für Cobra 11” or “Dahoam is Dahoam”.
This course contains an integral concept of learning which is geared to the individual levels and needs of each participant to guarantee everyone to achieve maximum improvement during the course. Course topics will be: song accompaniment of acoustic or electric guitar, creative use and combination of effect devices, improvisation in solos, use of lead and rhythm guitar in different genres like Pop, Jazz, Rock or Funk. Individually technical or musical difficulties will be analysed and solved. Concerning combo work, we will focus on collective work combined with joy of playing and creativity. Further tasks will be listening and shaping, comprehension of typically stylistic forms of accompaniment and their subsequent variation and exceeding. In addition, we will work on individual arrangements of already known and new material for the band so that we will have a successful experience in the final concert.
The course is not suitable for beginners. Prior knowledge is required.