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Bluegrass Workshop and Jam Class
August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 19, 2022
An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2022
Explore “Old Time” traditional American music, focusing on tunes from Appalachia: songs that crossed the pond from Ireland and Scotland that mixed with African American influences to become the American traditional music known as Old Time. We will also dive into how to play bluegrass interpretations, solos and backup. Singers, mandolin and bass are also welcome! We’ll be working on tunes from Appalachia, Irish and Scottish folk tunes, and African American traditional music. We will be focusing on Old Time tunes that are also part of the Bluegrass repertory, from standards to rarely played tunes, versions, and regional interpretations. Printed music will be provided.
Ages: Adults and older teens (high school students)
Instruments: fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, ukulele, voice, bass (upright preferred)
Musical Styles: Old Time and Bluegrass
Prerequisites: an intermediate level of playing (especially on the fiddle). Basic reading of chord charts and fiddle notation
Instructor: Erik Pearson and Tregar Otton. Instructors will alternate weeks and sometimes teach together.
Tuition assistance is available.