Demystifying the Banjo Neck - Workshop with Evie Ladin

Evie Ladin

Demystifying the Banjo Neck - Workshop with Evie Ladin

$ 20.00

Demystifying the Banjo Neck - Workshop with Evie Ladin

***In order to receive login instructions and any relevant handouts, please enroll at least 24 hours in advance for all workshops. There are limited virtual seats available in this class - we recommend enrolling early. ***

In this workshop, Evie will cover the basic chord shapes, how and why they move around the neck, and how to best use the shapes to translate any music you want to play to the five-string banjo. You’ll start in G tuning and will also touch on Double C tuning. 

Evie Ladin has received feedback from many students that the way she explains how to use the whole banjo neck is clear and useful, both how she describes moveable chord shapes, and also how she simplifies the information and specifically applies it to clawhammer banjo. She understands that repetition, methodical application, and guided practice helps translate the information into useful playing techniques.

EVIE LADIN BIO
Banjo player, singer, songwriter, ace flatfooter and square-dance caller, Evie grew up steeped in traditional folk music/dance. She started performing with her sister Abby at the age of 8, and it was around that time that John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers took the sisters to get their first banjo, after which they took lessons from a young Bob Carlin.  Heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections, Evie has taken home ribbons in folk song from Mt Airy, NC Fiddler’s Convention, and Neo-Trad Band from the Appalachian Stringband Festival, Clifftop, WV. Based in Oakland, CA, Evie tours internationally with partner Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band; and has released numerous CDs and clogging instructional DVDs. In addition to a popular Peghead Nation course, Evie teaches group classes at the infamous Freight & Salvage, at countless camps, and privately. A highly entertaining performer and patient instructor, Evie enjoys facilitating arts learning in diverse communities, always connecting the music with the dance, and educating people about the roots of Appalachian culture and history. "Evie’s mastery of the clawhammer banjo is an absolute wonder, and the soulful, salty tanginess of her voice grips the listener and refuses to let go as it narrates some wild musical tales" — WOMAD Festival, UK  www.evieladin.com