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Thursday Class Schedule



Thursday 11/7
Session Banjo Intro Bluegrass Banjo Setup Special Clawhammer Banjo
Time Intro to Banjo: OTB/BGB: Wayne Beginner Scruggs: Bobby The Bridge Scruggs: Billy Intermed Scruggs: James Advanced Bluegrass: Jake Melodic & Single String Bennett Banjo Setup: Open Special Guitar: Open Beginner: TBA Intermed: Maria Advanced: Bob
12:00-1:30 Registration & Welcome to The North Carolina Banjo Clinic
1:30-2:45 Intro to Banjo 1 (on-going) Beginner 1 (on-going) Learn Music as a Language Building Your Earl Scruggs Vocabulary Musicianship for sharper playing Getting Started w/ Single String Technique TBA Two-Finger: Old Time alternative to Clawhammer Chords in Different Positions & Scales in G
3:00-4:30 Intro to Banjo 2 Beginner 2 Notes to Music: Will The Circle Be Unbroken? Building Your Earl Scruggs Vocabulary (continued) Methods to level-up your playing Single String Improv using Chord Tones TBA Shaking Down the Acorns Chords in Different Positions & Scales in Double C Tuning
4:30-6:00 Maria Fairchild Performance followed by a Student Q&A Session
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-11:00 Open Jam, Jam Instruction and Private Lessons

Friday Class Schedule


Friday 11/8
Session Banjo Intro Bluegrass Banjo Setup Special Clawhammer Banjo
Time Intro to Banjo: OTB/BGB: Gary Beginner Scruggs: Bobby The Bridge Scruggs: Seth Intermed Scruggs: Brandon Advanced Bluegrass: James Melodic & Single String Bennett Banjo Setup: John B. Special Guitar: Open Beginner: TBA Intermed: Maria Advanced: Bob
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:15 Intro to Banjo 3 Beginner 3 Notes to Music: She'll Be Coming Round the Mtn Left Hand Techniques & Rolls Song Study: Old Joe Clark with Power Fiddle Tunes in Single String Style Setup TBA Rhythmic Groove: Double Thumb & Drop Thumb Develop a Melody w/ Triplets and Ornamentation using Red Wing
10:30-12:00 Intro to Banjo 4 Beginner 4 Notes to Music: My Home's Across the Blueridge Mtns Jam Standards Review Playing in the Key of C Practicing Melodic and Single String Styles Setup TBA Song Study: Squirrel Hunter Exploring Tunes You May Already Know in Different Tunings
12:00-1:30 Free Time
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Intro to Banjo 5 Beginner 5 Notes to Music: Long Journey Home Basic Backup & Vamping Song Study: Home Sweet Home Blending Scruggs w/ Melodics when Soloing Setup TBA Performing: Singing While Playing Playing Melodies an Octave Apart. Explore Cuckoo's Nest
3:00-4:30 Intro to Banjo 6 Beginner 6 Notes to Music: I'll Fly Away Dynamics & Playing in a Band Problem Solving Session. Bring Your Questions Creating Your Own Melodic Arrangements Setup TBA Duane Allman's Little Martha: Clawhammer non-old-time music Class Driven: Applying New Ideas to Improvise Tunes You Already Know
4:30-6:00 Whitewater Bluegrass Company Performance followed by a Student Q&A Session
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-11:00 Open Jam, Jam Instruction and Private Lessons

Saturday Class Schedule


Saturday 11/9
Session Banjo Intro Bluegrass Banjo Setup Special Clawhammer Banjo
Time Intro to Banjo: OTB/BGB: Gary Beginner Scruggs: Jack The Bridge Scruggs: John L. Intermed. Scruggs: Mike Advanced Bluegrass: Donnie Melodic & Single String Butch Banjo Setup: Warren Special Guitar: Marcy Beginner: Maria Intermed.: Mary Z. Advanced: Cathy
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:15 Intro to Banjo 7 Beginner 7 TBA Gaining Maximum Tone Class Driven Class Driven Setup Improve Your Rhythm Guitar Playing Foundations: Clawhammer Basic Pattern Song Study: Snowdrop in Open C Practise Smarter Play Better
10:30-12:00 Intro to Banjo 8 Beginner 8 TBA Scruggs Kick-offs and Endings Class Driven Class Driven Setup Song Study: Flatpick the Chinese Breakdown Foundations: Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, Slides Easy Celtic Reels Song Study: Coleman's March
12:00-1:30 Free Time
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Intro to Banjo 9 Beginner 9 TBA Playing Melodies through Chord Forms Class Driven Class Driven Setup Song Study: Faded Love in (3) Keys Basic Music Theory for Banjo Fiddle Tune Medleys for Dancing Right Hand Drills for Solid Playing
3:00-4:30 Intro to Banjo 10 Beginner 11 TBA Developing Arrangements Class Driven Class Driven Setup Flatpicking Success Open Waltzing with Banjos Song Study: Cumberland Gap
4:30-6:00 Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Performance followed by a Student Q&A Session
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-11:00 Jamming for Those Staying Saturday Night!

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