Big Indian Camp
Sample Camp Schedule at bottom
July 22-26, 2018
This class is for intermediate level players with 3-4 years experience playing and can play at a moderate to intermediate speed in a jam. You will learn a variety of traditional fiddle tunes in different keys and alternate tunings, rhythm and bowing and those other nuances that are typical of traditional Southern style fiddling, chords and back-up, how to get great tone, play by ear and how to pick up tunes easier and quicker! Since Janie also plays banjo and guitar, you will get a chance to play in an ensemble/band setting with arrangements and songs.
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!
Novice-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.
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Hot and Cold beverages/light snacks available all day!
Sunday July 22
3-5pm Arrive and set up your camp!
8-9:30pm Square Dance (open band)
Monday-Wednesday July 23-25
7:30-9:30pm Various (Dance, Student Open Mic, Staff Mini Concert)
Thursday July 26
CAMP IS OVER! GO TO CLIFFTOP