Greg Cahill - Creating Solos in G, C, & D (no Capo) Using Common Intros, Tag Licks and Endings
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 11am to 12:45pm CDT
The concepts for creating solos in the keys of G, C, and D will include exploring ways to find the melody of a song or tune, building a solo using various likcs and concepts and using common intros, tag licks and endings to complete the final version. Handouts will include overviews of how to move between chord positions over the entire fingerboard, how to connect chord positions over the fingerboard and tabs for intros, tag licks and endings in each key of G, C, and D.
Maximum 15 Participants
Greg Cahill - Integrating Melodic & Single String Licks to Your Banjo Playing
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 3pm to 4:30pm CDT
Enhance your playing by integrating melodic and single string style licks and concepts into Scruggs style playing. Handouts will include how to connect chord postions over the fingerboard and basic melodic, single string and Scruggs style licks and song tabs to use for interchanging licks.
Maximum 15 Participants
Ron Block - Banjo - From AKUS to Irish Tunes
SUNDAY, March 21, 2021 -- 2pm to 3:45pm CDT
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Minimum 10 Participants
Cathy Fink - Banjo for Guitar Players
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 9am to 10:30am CDT
If you have been dreaming of applying your guitar skills to the banjo, but you want to sound like a REAL banjo player, this workshop is for you. Get your banjo out and learn the right hand techniques that make it such a unique instrument. You’ll find the left hand to be easy. So we will focus on both the right hand of clawhammer playing (also known as frailing) and of bluegrass playing (with thumb pick & 2 fingerpicks picks). We’ll also talk about the many tuning options a five-string banjo offers. And of course, we’ll learn a tune!
Cathy Fink - Clawhammer Banjo for Beginners
Saturday, March 20, 2021 — 9am to 10:30am CDT
An introductory workshop on playing the clawhammer/frailing, down picking style of banjo. Think Grandpa Jones, Cousin Emmy, even some Ralph Stanley tunes were recorded in the clawhammer style. If you’ve played a little, but haven’t quite got the knack, join us. If you are brand new to banjo, join us!
Cathy Fink - Banjo for Intermediate Players
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 1pm to 2:30pm CDT
You ain’t a beginner and you ain’t advanced, you right in the middle. That means you can play a few tunes and chords in a few tunings (G and double C) and you’ve got a decent handle on the right hand clawhammer style. Improve your right and left hand techniques with tips, tricks, scales and drills. Learn to hammer on, pull off and slide notes. There will be tips for changing tunings quicky and an intro to double thumbing (often called drop thumb) Then we’ll apply this to some standard clawhammer/old-time repertoire. If there’s time, we’ll add a few tunings to the mix.