Posted by Cathy Fink on Tuesday, September 6, 2016
BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE CLASSES AT HOUSE OF MUSICAL TRADITIONS, TAKOMA PARK, MD. Starting Sept. 20.
7:30 - 8:15pm: Beginner Clawhammer Banjo - $150
A class for the total beginner, which will cover holding and tuning the banjo, right hand clawhammer technique, chords in the key of G (G tuning) and your very first tunes and songs. No experience needed, but you will need your own 5-string banjo (contact HMT for rental and sale options).
8:30-9:30pm: Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo - $175
You've got the "bum-ditty" down pat, can change chords easily in G and double C tuning, and are ready for double-thumbing (drop-thumb), a couple of interesting tunings and a bump up to the next level. Get an understanding of more than just the notes, but also the nuance that makes a great player.
Cathy's instructional DVDs for both beginning and intermediate levels will be available for sale.
Cathy Fink is a master clawhammer banjo player and instructor with 40 years of professional music behind her and many to come. Her online banjo lessons at Truefire.com have sold thousands of units internationally. Cathy is a 2X GRAMMY Award winner and her CD "Banjo Talkin'" was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Folk category. More importantly, she has passed
on her love of banjo to players as diverse as Rhiannon Giddens (Chocolate Drops), Adam Hurt, Daniel Koulack and countless others.
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