Berlin Old Time Music Camp
Sept 27-29, 2019
Intermediate-Advanced Fiddle with Janie Rothfield
This class is for intermediate-advanced level players with 3 or more years experience playing and who can play at a medium speed in a jam. Janie will concentrate on old time bowing and rhythm as well as different fiddle tunings. You will learn a variety of wonderful old (and some newer) tunes from many old time sources -including Uncle Norm Edmonds, Tommy Jarrell, Snake Chapman and more!
Intermediate-Advanced Clawhammer Banjo with Nathan Bontrager
This class is designed for clawhammer 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 having solid right hand techniques, syncopated drop-thumb concepts, and melody mapping/following the fiddler tips. In addition to learning a variety of tunes, you will explore playing outside the melody and how to accompany old time songs.
Intermediate Old Time Guitar and Singing with Ben Smith
This guitar/singing class is for folks who can already play the basic chords of G, C, D, F and E at a moderate tempo and who are looking to improve their skills for playing guitar with old time music to accompany a fiddler or an old time country song. Half of the course will focus on building interesting fiddle backup with bass runs and chord substitutions. The other half will look at Carter-style guitar to sing songs and play melody at the same time.