Seminar Wrap Up

2016 Accent on Music Guitar Seminar
July 20-23, 2016


Mark Hanson's 17th Annual Accent On Music Fingerstyle Guitar Seminar is now history. 

We made many new friends - English virtuoso Clive Carroll among them - and got to know Happy Traum of Homespun Tapes much better. Clive was phenomenal all week - sharing his wealth of knowledge of so many styles. Happy was a real mensch, teaching and performing while not feeling his best. He was in great shape by later in the week, and ripped it up at the concert Saturday eve! 

Particular highlights were Happy’s remarkable AV presentation of his time in Dylan-era Greenwich Village (complete with vintage photos of the folks there, and recordings of Happy and Dylan together!), the Mark/Clive duo of “In the Mood,” and the Happy/Clive/Mark trio of “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” to wrap up the concert.

We thank all the folks who attended, have attended and taught in the past, and who came to the concerts! 

The Instructors

Prolific guitar arranger and author Mark Hanson was joined by two great players/teachers at the 2016 Seminar.

Guitar instruction patriarch HAPPY TRAUM of Homespun Tapes joined us for the first time. Many of you know Happy as the co-founder (with his wife, Jane) and guiding light of Homespun Tapes, a music instruction institution in Woodstock, New York. But did you also know that Happy was an integral part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the ’50s and ‘60s, and recorded with Bob Dylan? Happy is a wealth of fingerpicking guitar information. More on Happy.

We were thrilled to have monster virtuoso CLIVE CARROLL join us from England. Clive tours with Tommy Emmanuel, and gives TE a run for his money onstage! Clive also toured with our late friend John Renbourn, who for years recommended him at the highest levels!  Clive is a consummate player, arranger, composer, and teacher of all genres fingerstyle - from Celtic to classical to blues to Joe Pass. And he is a really nice guy! More on Clive.


Click on any thumbnail to view larger image and start slideshow

  • Photo01
  • Photo02
  • Photo03
  • Photo04
  • Photo05
  • Photo06
  • Photo07
  • Photo08
  • Photo09
  • Photo10
  • Photo11
  • Photo12
  • Photo13