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Oxford Old Time Camp


Oct 9-12, 2020

At Janie's Jumpstart, we strive to ensure that the students in each class are at the same level. Upon registration, Janie will be in touch to assess your playing via facetime/skype or video. This way, student and teacher will have an even better experience throughout the weekend because everyone will be very close to the same skill and ability.

Advanced Fiddle with Earl White  

This class is for advanced level players who can already play at a fast speed in a jam and have a varied repertoire of tunes in different keys and tunings.   You'll also explore phrasing, ornamentation and a variety of wonderful open tunings.   You will learn a variety of wonderful old tunes from many old time sources.   

Intermediate/Advance Fiddle with Janie Rothfield

This class is for int/advanced level players with 3 or more years experience playing and who can play at a medium-fast speed in a jam.  The class will concentrate on old time bowing and rhythm as well as different 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!

Advanced Clawhammer Banjo with Anna Roberts Gevalt

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 expanding on your 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, chords and how to accompany old time songs.  

Intermediate-Advanced Old Time Country Guitar and Songs with Beverly Smith

This class is for those who already know basic chords and are ready to dive deeper into boom chuck rhythm,  bass runs,  and all that  makes great old time back up for fiddle tunes and an old time song.  We will talk about how to listen, create pocket and groove,  make appropriate chord choices and sustain a great sound.  I will be focusing on playing with a flat pick but thumb picking is welcome.    Bottom line here is how to play with other people and how to be that guitar player that everybody wants to play with.  It's possible!





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