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Clawhammer Banjo

Wednesday, March 1, at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

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 clawhammer888@gmail.com.

Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5—Register by February 24

Details

Date:
Wednesday, March 1
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Old Songs Community Arts Center
37 S Main St
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
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Phone:
518-765-2815
Website:
oldsongs.org

Organizer

Old Songs, Inc.
Phone:
518-765-2815
Website:
oldsongs.org

Old Songs, Inc. is a not-for-profit, educational, 501(c)3 corporation

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm.
PO Box 466 • 37 South Main Street • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 •
oldsongs@oldsongs.org



Old Songs events are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.