Central Kentucky Oldtime Tunes for Overhand (Clawhammer) Banjo

Jesse Wells

Central Kentucky Oldtime Tunes for Overhand (Clawhammer) Banjo

Regular price $ 180.00 Sale price $ 162.00

Central Kentucky Oldtime Tunes for (Clawhammer) Banjo with Jesse Wells

This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be sent by the instructor in advance of the first class meeting.

Central Kentucky Oldtime Tunes for Overhand (Clawhammer) Banjo

The Central Kentucky, or Bluegrass Region, of Kentucky has been a long overlooked area of rich oldtime music. In this oldtime banjo class we’ll focus on banjo players like Earl Thomas, Jr and the tunes he plays with fiddler Billy Don Stamper. We’ll also explore the music of legendary fiddlers Doc Roberts and Jim Booker, among others.

Students will learn:
• A variety of accessible banjo tunes from Central KY oldtime players
• Good right hand techniques for accompanying fiddle tunes
• Left hand techniques to enhance melodies and rhythm

Prerequisites: Intermediate Level. Students should be comfortable playing simple melodies and chord shapes on the banjo. The ability to play out of various tunings on the banjo is also encouraged.