MICHEL LELONG'S MUSIC HOUSE
Acoustic Blues, Folk, Ragtime, Old-Time Picking, Jazz Roots, Country...
Finger-Picking and Guitar Solo
TEACHING SINCE 1982
What people are saying: 
The European Blues Association, England:
Michel Lelong from Tours, France, is a great guitarist and a highly skilled teacher...
"Our good friend Michel Lelong in Tours has written a blues guitar instruction book called "ACOUSTIC BLUES GUITAR" [...]. It is one of the best I have seen." Larry Conrad
Stefan Grossman' guitar worshop - USA: Since the beginning of the guitar workshop, I was searched for a musician/teacher who could play as well as explain Merle Travis's Music. Finally the chemistry came with Michel Lelong
Happy Traum - musician - pedagog and director of Homepsun Tapes - USA: The excellent french guitarist Michel Lelong has created a serie of six lessons focusing on many Chet Atkins's most interesting and challenging solos / 

REMOTE CUSTOMS GUITAR LESSONS  
FREE GUITAR LESSONS ON YOUTUBE
FINGER-PICKING GUITAR METHODS
Free Guitar Tabs & Guitar CDs with Tablatures Booklets
Customs Guitar Arrangements and Transcriptions On Requests
GUITAR WORKSHOPS IN FRANCE AND EUROPE.

Michel Lelong's
Music House

72 rue Febvotte
37000 TOURS FRANCE
CONTACT

m.lelong.music@gmail.com

      Siren 320  952  633         
APE 8205  Code    
Insee 804 D

With the support of Association mailody
1901 french law association for the promotion and support of music - declared in Indre & Loire prefecture France under the number 07.10.91 - Journal officiel of 10-23-1991

GUITAR LESSONS

GUITARE WORKSHOP

METHODS, CDs, TAB

CATALOG

TABLATURES/MP3

GUITAR ARRANGEMENTS
&
TRANSCRIPTIONS

LINKS

ON STAGE

DRAWINGS & MUSIC



photo lelong 1964


  
FINGER-PICKING and SOLO
GUITAR WORKSHOPS
collectives or one-on-one

NEXT GUITAR WORSKHOP
Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz Roots...

Techniques: finger-picking, solo, slide...
All levels
MAY 2015
From 14 th to 16 th
Tours, Loire Valley,

FRANCE

GUITAR WORHSHOPS "On Request" (collectives or private):
Let us know if you are interesting by other periods, if you want to enjoy a guitar wokshop in your area...

STYLES: Country-blues, Rag, Travis-picking, Folk, Old-time, Jazz Roots, and music theory
Techniques: finger-picking, solo, slide...


... or may be you will prefer
to spend a good time in the Loire Valley
for a private guitar workshop and visit the area
(wine cave, Loire valley castle etc) guitar workshop!
(Tours is just in the Center of France)


ACOUSTIC BLUES & RAGTIME GUITAR WORKSHOP PROGRAM  (all levels)
Technical finger-picking and traditional solo
- study of styles depending on the region (Delta, Piedmont blues ...)
- Construction of accompaniment rhythmic
- Approach to improvisation and development (scales,apergios, phrasing etc..)
- Transposition and chords amplifications and subtitutions
- Theme harmonic analysis
- learn by listening
- Development of a finger-picking accompaniment
- Techniques for finger picking arrangement (alternating and monotonic bass line, contrepunctiques)
- Slide (bottleneck) and open-tuning

What people are saying:
 
The European Blues Association, England:
  • Michel Lelong from Tours, France, is a great guitarist and a highly skilled teacher.
  • "Our good friend Michel Lelong in Tours has written a blues guitar instruction book called "LA GUITARE BLUES ACOUSTIQUE" [...]. It is one of the best I have seen." Larry Conrad (Michael Messer web site forum)
  • LA GAZETTE DE GREENWOOD - FRANCE - "THE ACOUSTIC BLUES METHOD" : "Is it human to master so many styles? In any case, beyond the method to learn Blues guitar, the method CD can be listened with a great pleasure by those who love the blues guitar! As for those who decide to learn the blues with Michel Lelong has chosen a tutor who knows his subject... This is the least we can say ..."
COUNTRY FOLK GUITAR WORKSHOP (all levels)

- How to play together
- Technical finger-picking and traditional solo
- study of styles
- Construction of accompaniment rhythmic
- Approach to improvisation and development (scales,apergios, phrasing etc..)
- Transposition and chords amplifications and subtitutions
- Theme harmonic analysis
- learn by listening
- Development of a finger-picking and flat-picking  accompaniment
- How to make your own arrangement in finger picking or flat-picking
- open-tuning
etc.


CHRONICS ON THE "COUNTRY GUITAR INSTRUCTIONNAL VIDEO"

Published by play-music.com (Paris-France)

  • GUITARE ET CLAVIERS (french guitar magazine - May 97): "With Michel Lelong, we discover through this video a musical style uncommon in France and that's a shame..."
  • "LE CRI du COYOTE" (french music magazine on the traditionnal north-american music - No. 44 - 1996) Jacques Bremond : "Each exercise is not a fake mini-concert, but a total count of units difficulties seizure: a slow pace, then finally real comments simple and precise. Michel Lelong makes you want to sharpen your fingerpicks....

 CELTIC GUITAR WORKSHOP PROGRAM (all levels)

- Study in standard tuning and open-tuning DADGAD
- Technical finger-picking and solo
- Harmonic analysis of a theme
-Learn by listening
- Construction of rhythmic accompaniment (reel, hornpipe, jig ...)
- Development of a finger-picking accompaniment
- How to arrange in finger picking (alternatin & monotonic bass, contrepunctiques)


CHRONIC CELTIC GUITAR INSTRUCTIONNAL VIDEO  
 
published by play-music.com (Paris-France)

GUITARE ET CLAVIERS - FRANCE - MAY 98 - Guitar magazine : "few professors teach this style (...), after the very interesting "country guitar instructionnal video" for the same publisher,  Michel Lelong realised again the same challenge with the "Celtic guitar instructionnal (...) The arrangements are especially for owners of folk guitar. Both techniques are the "finger-picking"and "flat-picking".