BE the band! Old Time style.
Learn to “‘Play Nice” together. Jam and BE the band! Old Time style.
Jamming 101 is your chance to play together as a large group AND to be in a Stringband! Here’s your chance. Join The Boiled Buzzards members Fiddler Dan Levenson, Clawhammer Banjoist Miss Jennifer Levenson and Guitar Buzzard Annie Trimble for the special workshop in all things needed to be jammin’ stringband style.
We are going to treat this year’s camp as a repertoire building experience with tune introduction and development in the am’s and jamming together as both as a large group and smaller “bands” in the afternoon.
All old time stringband instruments are welcome.
Usually an old time string band consists of fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass and occasionally harmonica and mandolin though other instruments have traditionally been a part of the band as well. We will focus on stringed instruments. Banjo players should be clawhammer style players and fiddlers should have some skill playing the old time style and repertoire. Guitar and Bass players play an important supporting role.
Everything from dynamics to performance techniques will be covered as we go from individual to groups as bands and as a large group.
Instruments – all stringed instruments and instruments traditionally found in old time stringbands (ie. harmonica) are welcome but old time music is the key.
Level: Students should come in with playing knowledge of their instrument and be able to play several tunes in the regular stringband keys of A, D, C and G.
Work in groups of musicians with different instruments. Discussion of how a stringband is developed, ensemble playing, “politics” of being a band, and other factors of band life. Musicians should come with instruments and will break up into band groups. Goal is to pick and perform tunes as a unified band.
Early registration fee is $150 for this 2 day event up to August 2, 2013. After August 2, the fee will be $200.
Classes are schedule to start Friday and Saturday morning at 9am in the Administration Building.
Please contact the Ozark Folk Center to register
1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone 870-269-3851 or Fax 870-269-2909 (M-F CST)
For Lodge Reservations: 1-800-264-Folk (3655) (V/TT)