Terra Lightfoot - Guitar Town, Population: You.

A Calgary Folk Fest and National Music Centre Bootcamp Session

Terra Lightfoot - Guitar Town, Population: You.

Tue · July 25, 2017 - Thu · July 27, 2017

10:00 am

Studio Bell

Calgary, AB

Daily schedule: 10am - 1pm

Lightfoot’s class will teach the construction of a guitar solo, utilizing open tunings, fingerpicking and playing in a band setting. Students will learn about different genres of music featuring the guitar and will write their own musical piece in small groups and perform for the class.


The focus will be balanced between technique and performance. Lightfoot will play musical examples to gain insight into technique and performance.


Class level/requirements: You must have experience with basic guitar chords and some knowledge of open chords plus rhythm and timing and preferably have an interest in songwriting or singing…but this is not a must.


Bring: An electric guitar and amplifier or an acoustic and a capo (she’ll bring some too), note books or song books. Also bring 3 favourites: a song that features fingerpicking, guitar solo and current song...and have a digital copy of these to bring.

Terra Lightfoot
Terra Lightfoot
A gutsy roots-rocker with a big molasses-drenched spill of a voice, she was gifted her with her first electric guitar at 12 and tutored by her rock band-playing aunt. Lightfoot made a tentative foray into solo performance in 2011 with a debut album. Not yet comfortable with fully loosing her octave-spanning, note-bending powerhouse of a voice and showing off her bluesy guitar chops, it took some time as a member of the alt-country Dinner Belles to settle into her musical power. With her sophomore album, Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, she slips the leash of "quiet and polite" entirely, wielding her red Gibson SG with consummate swagger and a voice that is more than a match for it.
Venue Information:
Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE.
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5