Workshop: Two-Finger Banjo Jamming Skills

Matt Brown

Workshop: Two-Finger Banjo Jamming Skills

Regular price $ 35.00
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This workshop has online and in-person sections. Before you add the class to your cart, please choose whether you want to join in the classroom or via Zoom.

This thumb lead, two-finger banjo workshop is for intermediate and advanced students who want to hone their jamming skills. I frequently talk to students who have played through all sorts of tunes and can nail them while snuggled up in a favorite recliner at home. However, they go to their first jam and realize there is much more to playing this music than memorizing some arrangements from class or sight-reading a piece of tablature downloaded from Banjo Hangout.

We will discuss:
  • finding jam joy at your current level
  • outlining skeletal melodies
  • following the fiddle
  • emphasizing chords
  • "rememberizing" dusty, forgotten tunes

This workshop is intentionally scheduled on the same day as the Louisville Folk School old-time jam at Hadley Pottery (1570 Story Ave). Plan to grab some lunch after the workshop ends and meet me at the jam from 1-3 pm to test your newly expanded jamming toolkit.

This is an adult workshop open to students aged 13 and up.