Grateful Dead Repertoire for Guitar Players

Instructor: Chris Leva

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Age: Teens & Adults

4 Week Mini-Session: Mondays, 11/16/2020 - 12/12/2020

*No class on 11/23

7pm - 7:55pm

Classes will be held online via Zoom.

Description: Learn the nuts and bolts of Grateful Dead compositions, including melody, harmonic structure and counterpoint as well as vocals and lyrics; arranging these elements to play the songs with optimum fun and faithfulness.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Grateful Dead songs helpful. Must be at an intermediate/advanced playing level (smooth changes between fundamental open chords, know major/minor chord shapes, have basic strumming patterns down, and be able to play songs completely through).


What students will need:

  • Functional guitar
  • Tuner
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Recording device optional



Choose a Pricing Option

$104

Grateful Dead Repertoire for Guitar Players (4 weeks): QTY 1

$208

Grateful Dead Repertoire for Guitar Players (4 weeks): QTY 2

Chris Leva


Instrument(s): Guitar

Styles: Roots music

I’ve been a player of many styles and have performed with musicians as diverse as Leftover Salmon and Kemasi Washington. Been teaching since the mid-90s - love learning music for students’ requests. I enjoy teaching the art of ensemble and cultivating and exploiting one’s individual musical voice.

Musical Fun Fact: I’ve got to remaster old records by Skip James, Blind Blake, Charlie Patton, Sam Mills, and many of my favorite, legendary musicians.