Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. Visit the website here to register or to watch videos.
June 6, 13, 20 & 27
- Banjo 6:30 p.m. EDT
- Fiddle 8 p.m. EDT
Novice fiddle and banjo players, these workshops are for you! Seasoned teacher Janie Rothfield will teach you tunes, show you tricks, and share the fun of playing old-time music.
These workshops are designed for novice or "low intermediate level" players — not complete beginners — who have basic skills on their instrument and want to improve their skills, add rhythm to their playing, learn some fun Appalachian style old-time tunes and songs, learn how to play in a jam and pick up a tune on the fly. No previous experience with old-time music is required.
Clawhammer Banjo: 6:30-7:45 p.m. EDT
This class is perfect for people who have a little (or hardly any) experience playing clawhammer banjo. Janie will teach the fundamental right-hand clawhammer techniques such as bum-ditty, hammer ons, pull offs, slides, drop thumb and chords, and a variety of tunes and songs from the old-time repertoire.
Appalachian Fiddle: 8-9:15 p.m. EDT
This class is for people who can play simple melodies at a moderate speed. This is NOT for complete beginners. Janie will teach you a variety of tunes from the old time / Appalachian style repertoire, focusing on different bowing rhythms and patterns, how to add speed to your playing and play chords for a tune or song, and express yourself on your fiddle!