with Paul Draper
Learn and consolidate the essential skills needed for playing old-time music in the clawhammer style. We will work on the following (but not limited to):
- left hand techniques: hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides
- right hand techniques: drop-thumb, “rolls”
- different tunings for different tunes
- other topics based on the class
You will learn these techniques within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. The tunes (some simple, some more involved) will be learned through listening, repeating, and tablature. It is highly recommended that you bring along a recording device! Also recommended (but not required): Brad Leftwich’s book with CD: Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Please note: It is assumed that the student already has basic “banjo knowledge” and can play a few tunes.
For more information contact Paul at 518-380-1103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24