Guitar, Texas Style, levels 2/3

Instructor(s): Luke Price

We will explore right-hand rhythm techniques with an emphasis on Texas-Style Old-Time backup.  We will focus on developing steady rhythm, which can be so applicable to all styles of music, especially traditional styles!  In addition, we will look at some different ways to approach chordal inversions up and down the guitar neck, walking bass lines, picking techniques, and work on some of the same tunes the fiddle class will be learning.  We never graduate from groove!

Luke Price
Luke Price


Students should be able to play open chord, shapes in most keys, up to speed, and in time, and some knowledge of closed chord shapes as of closed chord shapes as well. 

About Luke Price

Luke Price is a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer, and studio musician based in Portland, OR.  He has his roots in American fiddling and swing traditions, which have influenced his rhythm, taste, and style as they have spread into Soul, Jazz, Pop, and Americana. Luke brings a unique voice to any music he plays, whether he’s on the fiddle, electric guitar, or singing.

Growing up in Boise, Idaho, Luke began competing in fiddle contests and playing around the country.  He’s won a plethora of contests, awards, and scholarships. He is the current, and 5-time Grand National Fiddle Champion.

His love for rhythm and improvisation born out of these traditional music styles led him to Boston, MA to attend The Berklee College of Music, where he met his now wife and musical partner, Rachael Price, to form their Soul Pop band, “Love, DEAN.”  After graduation, they moved to Portland, OR where they continue to play, teach, and write.

Luke has played with a variety of amazing musicians, and always tends to bring some good times to any music he is making.  He’s known for his taste, rhythm, tight harmonies, and inventive ideas.  He has toured, played, and recorded with many folks including: Tony Furtado, Scott Law, Jesse Harper (of Love Canon), Stephen Malkmus, Lee Ann Womack, Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, Simon Chrisman, Ben Krakauer, Matt Hartz, and John Hermann.
We are very pleased to be bringing Luke to Walker Creek to teach this never before offered guitar class here.