CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Sample Camp Schedule (at bottom)

 

November 13-14, 2015

Sheldon VT

 

 

Intermediate-Advanced Cape Breton Fiddle Class with Andrea Beaton

The fiddle class is for intermediate players with 3-4 years experience playing. You will learn a variety of Cape Breton tunes-reels, strathspeys, jigs and waltzes with a focus on Cape Breton bowing, ornaments, rhythm and those other nuances that are typical of traditional Cape Breton style fiddling.

 

Intermediate-Advanced Appalachian/Old Time Fiddle Class with Janie Rothfield

The fiddle class is for intermediate players with 3-4 years experience playing. You will learn a variety of Southern/Old Time tunes-with a focus on Old Time style bowing, alternate tunings, rhythm, back up (chords),  and those other nuances that are typical of American Old Time style fiddling.

 

Novice-Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo Class with Shona Carr 

This is a class is for the novice level clawhammer banjo player who wants a refresher with the basics of right hand rhythm (including drop thumb), help with playing simple melody and how to play with a fiddler in a jam. We will use a fun learn by ear approach designed to help you get the music and rhythm in your head, improve your musicality and get you playing new tunes and songs quickly!  You will expand on your basic “bum ditty” rhythm, learn chords, and a bunch of commonly played Old Time tunes and songs, so you can play in jams and have fun with Old Time Music! 

 

Mini Classes will also be available for Singing, Back up Guitar, and Cape Breton Dancing! 

 

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER TO DO

AND BRING LIST FOR JANIE'S JUMPSTART WEEKEND CAMP

 

Please play your instrument often for 2-3 weeks prior to camp to build up calluses!

  • Strings

  • Capo

  • ​Audio/Video Recording Device: ipad, iphone, camera 

  • Electronic Tuner

  • Bow re-hair

  • Change your strings

  • Note pad and writing utensil

 

 

 

November 13-14, 2015
 Sheldon VT Fiddle and Banjo Camp
SAMPLE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

Friday November 13
5:00-6:00pm Campers Arrive
6-7pm Dinner
7:00-7:30 pm Orientation
7:30-9:00 pm Class
9-10:30pm Jamming/Snacks
 
Saturday November 14
9:00-9:45am  Breakfast
10:00-12noon Class
12-1:30pm Lunch/Jamming
1:30-3:30pm  Class
3:30-4pm Break/Snack
4:00-5:00pm Mini Classes-Singing-Dance-Jam
5-6:30pm  Refreshments/Dinner
7-9pm Instructors Concert (open to the public which would bring in more revenue)
9-10:30pm Jamming/Refreshments 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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