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Banjo Camp North 2010 - Gordon Stone

Posted by Gordonstone on Saturday, May 1, 2010

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!

Gordon Stone
  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. The Banjo in the Kingston Trio – with Greg Deering
  5. 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)
  6. 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)

1 comment on “Banjo Camp North 2010 - Gordon Stone”

Airdog Says:
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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