Age: Teens & Adults
Fall Session (8 weeks): Tuesdays, 8/16/22 – 10/04/22
7pm – 7:55pm
This class will be held at our Downtown location (221 East Water Street). Please use the 3rd Street entrance.
Description: This introductory clawhammer banjo class is perfect for first time banjo players! And what better way to encourage social distancing than taking up the banjo (first banjo joke is always free)?! Students will be taught foundational skills in technique, learn their first tunes, and get an introduction into traditional music by learning to play in a fun, and positive environment. But don’t stop there, clawhammer can also be a springboard for creating your own banjo style. Caution: this class could create a temporary obsession with the banjo that family and friends may not understand or tolerate (SEE previous banjo joke).
Prerequisite: None! This class will be starting students from scratch. Students with a little prior experience but with only a tune or two under their belt may join this class as well.
What Students will Leave this class having learned:
Tunes/Songs: Boil ’em Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark (other similar tunes may also be used)
Group Playing skills: playing with accompaniment, vamping
Other: Reading TAB
What students will need:
Functional banjo (bridge and all 5 strings intact, tuners in working order)
Notebook & pencil
Recording device optional