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Workshops





Saturday Workshops


Hammond Room

Hickel Room

Egan Room

Sheffield Ballroom

Cultural Center (JACC)

10:30
to
11:50

Intro to Clawhammer Banjo

Annie Bartholomew


Your first Clawhammer Banjo lesson. Learn the right-hand technique and bum-ditty strumming pattern for basic Old Time banjo style. Absolute beginners & banjo curious welcome!
Piedmont Fingerpicking/Slide Guitar

Tom Letson


This workshop will go over basic fingerpicking and slide guitar techniques played in the Piedmont Blues tradition. Learn the style of music played by artists such as Elizabeth Cotten, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie Johnson, etc...
Bluegrass Fiddle

George Jackson


George Jackson will cover some of the fundamentals and essential techniques to help you build your stylistically bluegrass fiddle sound.






Noon
to
1:20

Advanced Beginning Banjo

Annie Bartholomew


So you know how to bum-ditty, now what? Learn a basic Clawhammer tune and discuss banjo topics including drop-thumbing, alternate tunings, and how to approach new songs & make them your own. Come play or just listen.
Harmony Singing

Reeb Wilms


If harmony singing is a bit of a mystery for you we can paint a clear picture and give you some concrete tools. We will break down the discipline of singing two and three part harmonies.
Irish Fiddle

Caitlin Warbelow


Irish Fiddle from Fairbanks/NYC fiddler Caitlin Warbelow.






1:30
to
2:50

Bluegrass Jamming 101

Erin Heist


Jamming curious? Welcome! We'll discuss the mysteries of bluegrass jam etiquette, basic song structure, the Nashville numbering system, and dip our toes into the water and play some songs together! https://juneaubluegrass.wordpress.com
Harmonica

Grant Dermody


Grant specializes in helping his students open up their tone; getting that big, wide-open harmonica sound, playing with their own voice, and freeing up their improvisation skills.
Bowing Focused Old Time Fiddle

Carter Bancroft


Will teach some general approaches to bowing followed by a tune. Geared towards all skill levels but some knowledge of the fiddle would be helpful.






3:00
to
4:20

Eastern Kentucky Style Banjo

Tom Letson


This workshop will be an introduction to the Eastern Kentucky style of banjo playing. This style consists of overhand up-picking, and two finger index & thumb lead.
Old Time Jam

Tom Paul and Jack Fontanella


Come join us for an open old time jam. Expect tunes in A,D,G
Bluegrass and Oldtime Guitar

Gus Tritsch


Gus will cover the essentials of backing tunes including how to add bass runs and flair to your playing. Special attention will be given to exploring how the guitar fits into the rhythm section of a string band.










Sunday Workshops


Hammond Room

Hickel Room

Egan Room

Sheffield Ballroom

10:30
to
11:50

Sing with Sprout!

Lisa


Get the summer camp experience singing songs with Camp Counselor Sprout! She will lead you in a goofy interactive sing-along and anyone can join in on the fun! You don't have to be a singer and especially don't have to be a good one! Spr
Clawhammer Banjo

Jake Blount


Jake Blount will cover the banjo style of Odell Thompson of Maben, NC. Thompson grew up in a musical tradition where the banjo was the ensemble leader, and the fiddle followed. He developed a bold, exciting rhythmic style as a result.
Guitar Tube Amps

Reber Stein


Introduction, operation, and minor maintenance for tube amps—including general safety, electrical concepts, and best practices for electric guitar players.



Noon
to
1:20

Appalachian backup guitar styles

John Hatton


Rhythms, runs, and strums to backup Appalachian styles
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Ross Halsted


Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Guitars Ukulele, Upright Bass, Fiddles are welcome
Bluegrass Banjo

George Jackson


George Jackson will cover details of intermediate and advanced three finger techniques for bluegrass including moving between the Scruggs style, melodic and single string picking techniques.



1:30
to
2:50




Harmony Singing

John Palmes


Learn how to make up harmony vocals. Even “non-singers” can find a useful part... we support each other. Some basic music theory is used to help
Writing memorable lyrics

Robin Hopper


A method for writing the kind of lyrics that will connect with your audience. This is a participatory exercise - but don’t be intimidated! ( No experience necessary.)



3:00
to
4:20