I want to let everyone know that I'll be teaching a one-day banjo workshop for Banjo In The Hollow in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, March 24.
The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a 1 hour lunch break), and is limited to 25 attendees. The cost is $50.
I'll determine the final set of topics to cover after consulting with the folks who register - based on skill level and interests - but will surely dedicate some time to playing backup in the first position, and my favorite topic: how to get a better tone by focusing on details of right hand technique.
I also hope to give every participant a chance to play, and be critiqued. We can cover any other tunes or techniques that are of interest to the class.
I have heard from a few folks here on The Hangout who are hopeful of attending this workshop. If you are registered, please contact me as I have a few questions I want to send everyone to help me get a feel for the participants' skill level, experience and expectations for the workshop.
That will help me prepare topics and handouts.
John Lawless - AcuTab Publications: Books, videos and DVDs of interest to serious students of bluegrass music
Is this the same John Lawless who gave lessons at Ramblin Conrads in Norfolk, VA back in the early 80's? If so, I am glad to hear you are still out there picking. I took two lessons from you at your home in Ghent but I was not disciplined enough to stay with it. Well I am back again as a beginner and hope to learn this time and stick with it!
Mike PS I always admired your mastery of the 5 string!