We are really looking forward to seeing you at Banjo Camp this year - The line up is fantastic and I am honored to be included!
Here's what I'll be focusing on among other things!
- Composing and Arranging for Banjo and Ensemble - Bluegrass, Jazz, Latin or Funk, we will discuss the role of banjo back-up and soloing in the ensemble. (I-A)
- Banjo Duets - Amaze your friends and family by playing note-for-note harmonies with another banjo. Using examples from their experiences writing and arranging banjo duets Rich and Gordon will teach you how to take any familiar tune and add a harmony part or two. With Stillman (I-A)
- The Twelve Bar Blues Form and the “VI, II, V, I” Form - What they are, where you find them, how to play over them and use them in writing and improvisation (I)
- The Banjo in the Kingston Trio – with Greg Deering
- Beyond Triads - Where you are already using seventh and nineth chords. We will explore their use in Bluegrass and other genres. Using them to make your playing more interesting and dynamic (I)
- Different Approaches to Finding the Melody - examine the special characteristics of a half dozen roll patterns and how they can be used to capture a melody; listening to the singer or other instrumentalist for the cues that identify a tune, and using them to create a break that sounds like the song and not just like a collection of chords. With Stillman and Stockwell (AB)
on “Banjo Camp North 2010 - Gordon Stone”
Monday, August 9, 2010 @2:26:23 PM
BCN was a great time, and I thoroughly enjoyed your 12-bar blues class (great handouts). I'm still trying to process and absorb everything - it's a lot of grist for the banjo mill.
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