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Big Indian Camp


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July 22-26, 2018

Intermediate-Advanced Fiddle

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. 







Hot and Cold beverages/light snacks available all day!

Sunday July 22

3-5pm                   Arrive and set up your camp!

5pm                      Orientation

6-8pm                   Dinner/Jamming

8-9:30pm              Square Dance (open band)

9:30pm-?              Jamming

Monday-Wednesday July 23-25

9:15-10am            Breakfast

10am-12:00pm     Class  

12:30-1:30pm       Lunch/Jamming

2:30-3:45pm         Class  

4:00-5:15pm         Class

6-7pm                   Dinner

7:30-9:30pm         Various (Dance, Student Open Mic, Staff Mini Concert)

9:30-?                   Jamming


Thursday July 26 

9:15-10am            Breakfast



Jane class march
Betty class march
Anchor 26
Cathy class March
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