Robben Ford Guitar Dojo Clinic Comes to Caffe Lena


Renowned guitarist Robben Ford is scheduled to conduct a clinic at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, May 7. Sponsored by Saratoga Guitar, the clinic is limited to 25 participants and will run from 10am-4pm with a one-hour lunch break.

Ford is a five-time Grammy nominated musician who has played with Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, the Yellowjackets, Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald, Phil Lesh, Brad Paisley and countless others. Over the past 30 years, he has honed his teaching skills at clinics throughout the world and on

The clinic will focus on the basic building blocks of music theory, chord progressions, the use of voicings, listening and improvisation. There will be an emphasis on the importance of the blues in building a strong musical foundation, as well as the understanding and usage of advanced harmony to add dimension to simple music forms and chord progressions.

The cost of the clinic is $250. Special discounts are available in cooperation with the Robben Ford Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp which will be held from August 29-September 2 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian.

Additional information will also be available at the Capital Region Guitar Show, which takes place at the Saratoga City Center on Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9.

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