Old Time Fingerstyle Banjo
August 3, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Before the Betse & Clarke concert later this same day, Clarke Wyatt will be offering a fiddle master class!
We’ll explore various two and three finger right hand techniques including index lead and thumb lead. I’ll teach a couple of great banjo tunes that exemplify these approaches. Whether you play bluegrass banjo, clawhammer, or any other 5-string style, you’ll learn methods for increasing your right hand vocabulary and musical expression.
Core concepts of banjo education:
- Banjo as a Musical Instrument
- Respect the melody
- There’s no such thing as banjo law
- Find your own sound
Instruction and lots of opportunities to play and learn!
Workshop open to all levels – ideally you will at least know the basics of banjo. Even experienced players will gain insight from this workshop.
Best for Ages…
13 and older
You should bring…
Bring your banjo, and a recorder of some kind, ideally video (phone recording is fine).
Venue: Duluth Folk School Main Hall
Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.