Kentucky Fiddle Tune Favorites for Oldtime (Clawhammer) Banjo

Jesse Wells

Kentucky Fiddle Tune Favorites for Oldtime (Clawhammer) Banjo

$ 180.00

Kentucky Fiddle Tune Favorites for Oldtime (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.

In this old-time banjo class, we’ll focus on some of the most common Kentucky fiddle tunes played at festivals and jam sessions around the world.  We'll explore a variety of techniques and banjo tunings unique to Kentucky banjo players.  Throughout the class, we'll discuss ways of approaching new and unfamiliar tunes and skillful ways to accompany them.  

Students will learn: 
  • Common Kentucky fiddle tunes played at jam sessions and festivals
  • How to choose the best tuning to enhance a tune
  • Good right-hand techniques for accompanying fiddle tunes

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.  We will use a capo throughout the class, so have one ready each week.