Note: This class takes place at Rose City Folk School, 5140-A NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97218.
Pre-registration required. Contact instructor for location details.
This class is designed for banjo players who have completed Leela's Beginning Clawhammer Banjo class or for players who have gotten started on basic clawhammer banjo skills. For this class, we will assume that you know how to tune your banjo, that you are somewhat comfortable with the frailing/clawhammer strum, that you are familiar with slides, pull-offs, and hammer-ons, and that you know at least a few tunes and chords in the G tuning. From there we will venture further into the wonderful world of the old time banjo! This will STILL BE A CLASS FOR BEGINNERS, NOT ADVANCED PLAYERS. The focus will be on expanding your repertoire and continuing to build your basic clawhammer banjo skills. You will be learning a selection of old time tunes in the open G tuning, Modal, and Double C tunings. You will also be introduced to the concept of using a capo to play in a variety of keys.
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