Two-Finger Banjo 1
Two-Finger Banjo 1 with Matt Brown
This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be included in the orientation email sent upon checkout.
This class is intended for students new to the 5-string banjo. Those who have played some clawhammer, three-finger, or other styles on the instrument are also welcome!
Two-finger banjo is a delightful way to render fiddle tunes or songs on your banjo. The style has long been associated with Kentucky, as old-time banjoists from Roscoe Holcomb to Lee Sexton have made it famous. Students will learn all of the fundamental techniques of thumb lead two-finger picking, enabling them to learn simple versions of jam session standards. This class will cover:
- the essential picking patterns using thumb and index finger
- common chords such as G, C, and D7
- how to play simple arrangements of songs and tunes
- how to read banjo tablature, which will be provided
Open to everyone ages 11 and up.