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April 2019

Intro to 2-Finger Banjo with Seth Swingle

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to 2-Finger Banjo Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: 2-Finger is one of the hidden styles of old-time banjo; ubiquitous in the 1930's, and unfortunately rare in modern times. It's ideal as backup for singing, for waltzes and other non-standard time signatures in oldtime, for solo showpieces, and just for fun! If you're new to the banjo, or already play clawhammer and want to try out a new style, this is the class for you! Join the…

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Banjo 1A for Teens & Adults – John Spangler

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Banjo 1A for Teens and Adults Instructor: John Spangler Level: Beginner Age: Teens & Adults Description: This introductory banjo class is perfect for first time banjo players! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and be immersed in the culture of traditional music by learning to play with others in a fun, and positive environment. A passing jam will be held for 30mins after each core class for ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo players. Students will practice the skill…

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Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults with John Spangler

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 3, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Banjo 1B for Teens and Adults  Instructor: John Spangler Level: Progressing Beginner Ages: Teens and Adults Description: This class is a continuation of Banjo 1A.  Students will learn new tunes, a little harder than the first, and will learn some new, advancing, picking techniques, or “rolls”.  Students will continue developing their group playing skills through focusing on  listening for chord changes, learning to start tunes off with “taters,” and ending them with “shave and a haircut.” Prerequisite: Banjo 1A or equivalent. What Students…

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Intro to Up-Picking Banjo with Seth Swingle

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

Intro to Up-Picking Banjo Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Up-picking might be best known as Pete Seeger's style of choice, but it's a versatile style for the rest of us, too! Equally useful as a chording, backup style and as a blazing fast way of playing your favorite fiddle tunes, up-picking has a rhythm that can't be beat. We'll go over the basics of the style, work on some songs, and try to build up to warp…

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A Southern Banjo Styles Sampler with Seth Swingle

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

The Front Porch, 221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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$150

A Southern Banjo Styles Sampler Instructor: Seth Swingle Ages: Teens & Adults Description: Take a musical stroll through the South, the fertile soil on which dozens of banjo styles have sprouted. Inspired by Mike Seeger's groundbreaking album, "Southern Banjo Sounds," we'll investigate some of the many lesser-known and personal styles of the banjoists of yesteryear, from 3-finger showstoppers to delicate index-lead waltzes, strumming and picking our way from North Georgia to East Tennessee. We'll talk history and technique, learn about…

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