Hanover NH

Old Time Music Camp

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

October 18-20, 2019

 
Janie and Craig will rotate teaching the Low/Int Clawhammer and Int Old Time Fiddle classes throughout the weekend.
Low Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo with Janie and Craig
This class is designed for the low intermediate clawhammer player who can play at a moderate speed using a basic bum ditty and can play 5-10 tunes.  We will focus on our right hand rhythm and techniques (hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, chords, ghost notes and drop thumb combinations) and learn how to apply them to melody for tunes and song accompaniment.  You will also learn how to pick up tunes on the fly and how to play with a fiddler and in a jam or ensemble setting!
Intermediate Old Time Fiddle with Janie and Craig 
This class is for fiddle players with 3 or more years experience playing and who can play at a moderate speed in a jam.  The class will concentrate on many different old time bowings and rhythm as well as how to play in a variety of fiddle tunings.  You will learn a variety of wonderful old (and some newer) tunes from many old time sources such as Uncle Norm Edmonds, Tommy Jarrell, Snake Chapman and more!  Previous experience with old time music not required.  
Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo with Ken Perlman
This class is for clawhammer banjo players who are able to play in the keys ofC/D, G/A and modal tunings at a medium jam speed.  Ken will focus on the skills involved in playing fiddle tunes in a melodic style using drop-thumb, double thumbing, some melodic fingering shapes, alternate string pull-offs and using the 5th string for melody.  You will learn some wonderful old time tunes and add to your skill set for playing along with a fiddler! 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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