CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Sample Camp Schedule at bottom

April 27-29, 2018

Oxford PA

Novice Fiddle 

This is a class is for just getting started (but not absolutely beginner) who is ready to start learning simple melody, old time rhythms and how to get play 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!  

Intermediate-Advanced Clawhammer Banjo 

This class is for clawhammer banjo players who can play in a jam at speed, in multiple keys (GDAC) and tunings (Double C, G and modal tunings), and who are able to pick up tunes easily by ear. The class will focus on new tunings, playing up the neck, chordal and right hand rhythm and melody playing techniques to get you to the next level in your playing.  In addition to working with well known tunes, you will learn a selection of unique traditional and newly made tunes too! 

Finger Style Old Time Banjo-Pete Peterson

Introduction to Fingerstyle Banjo with Pete Peterson: We will start with two-finger thumb lead and quickly be playing melodies of familiar tunes, and learn harmony backup. By the end of the classes, you will be playing tunes from DaCosta Woltz, Frank Jenkins, Uncle Dave Macon. Charlie Poole and others. 

Some examples:
Leake County Twostep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1HU9GdS8Ss

Evening Shade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJB1f5T9F8U


Sunny Home in Dixie (with Greg Allen and Kellie Allen)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVzSc-wMouQ

Intermediate-Advanced Old Time Fiddle

This class is for the fiddler who already has a good repertoire of tunes in a variety of keys and can play at a medium to fast speed in a jam. The class will focus on rhythms, drive and phrasing of the bow, melodic intricacies. A variety of tunes from different regions including Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina will be taught. 

Intermediate Old Time Guitar

This class is for people who can play the basic chords of G, C, D, A at a moderate tempo and who are looking to improve their skills for playing guitar with old time music-accompanying a fiddler or a song. We will focus on helping you with your chord changes (adding in new chords and some substitutions for your old chords!), working on bass runs, and how to get more out of your right hand rhythm. 

 

 

April 27-29, 2018
Old Time Music Camp
SAMPLE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

Hot and Cold beverages/light snacks available all day, everyday!

Friday April 27

4pm-Camp open: Arrive early for snacks, jamming socializing

6:30pm-Dinner/Orientation/Jamming

8:00pm-Staff House Concert

9-10:30pm-Jamming

Saturday April 28

9-9:30am                 Continental Breakfast
9:30am-12               Class 
12:00-1:30pm          Lunch break/Jamming
1:30-3:30pm            Class
3:30-4:00pm            Break
4:00-6:00pm            Wildcard Classes/Socializing/Jamming
6:00-7:15pm            Dinner/Jamming
7:30-8:00pm            Student concert  (sign up at camp)
8:30-11:00pm          Jamming/Socializing/Snack

 

Sunday April 29

9:00-9:30am            Breakfast
9:30-12pm               Class 
12:00-1:30pm          Lunch/Jamming
1:30-3:00pm            Wildcard Classes/Jamming
3:00pm                     End of Camp  
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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