Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Classes at Dusty Strings starting next week

Starting next Thursday September 9th I'm teaching two new classes. These classes meet every Thursday for 4 weeks. The banjo class starts at 6:30pm and the guitar class starts at 7:45pm.

Beginning Bluegrass Banjo:

This class will get anyone started with the fundamentals of bluegrass banjo playing. Start by learning the basic rolls that give bluegrass its signature sound, and use those rolls in two classic banjo tunes. The class will also address issues such as holding the banjo, muscle tension, and hand position.

Beginning Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar:

Examine the basics of bluegrass guitar back-up, starting with the “boom-chuck” strum technique. Then, add a few bass runs to the mix, including the enduring “G run” that helps give bluegrass its signature sound. How do you use a capo? We’ll cover that too. Along the way we’ll improve your timing by learning to use our friend the metronome. Geared
towards guitarists with some experience who are comfortable with basic chord changes.

Maybe I'll see you there.

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