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Upcoming Banjo Workshop--Macedonia, Ohio!

Posted by MRaborn on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Upcoming Banjo Workshop!

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

7820 Capital Blvd, Macedonia, OH 44056

Saturday September 24, 2016


With Mark Raborn & Chris Talley

To Pre-Register: Call Ms. Chris Talley at 618-475-3678


Join us for a 5-string banjo workshop that will both improve your playing and enhance your in-depth understanding of your instrument!


This comprehensive banjo workshop is ideally suited for beginner and intermediate skill-levels and will cover many, MANY aspects of playing banjo. We will address the individually-specific nuances of playing banjo that will help improve your playing! From hand-positioning, to rolls, chords, music theory and how to make it all work, we’ll offer up fresh concepts and approaches to help you master your instrument! We’ll help you advance your playing, no matter what level you’re at and no matter what learning challenges you’ve experienced. Even if you’ve never taken a lesson, or seen a banjo up close—this class is for you! We give each participant individual attention to work on things specific to you!


If you’re a more advanced player and would like to address issues that interest you, we will be available both Saturday and Sunday for private lessons. Please contact Chris to schedule at: 618-475-3678.


Some of the topics we will cover include:

Banjo playing basics--Getting the most results with the least effort

Basic music theory as it applies to playing banjo.

How to begin playing in jam sessions when you don’t know the music.

Playing Technique: Does it seem like you practice and practice and see little improvement? Sometimes, a subtle technique adjustment will make all the difference.

Fret-board geography: Includes Licks and lines, chords, scales and how to use them in your playing.

Three primary styles of 3-finger playing- Scruggs, Melodic and Single-String.

We will spend a fair amount of time on ‘back-up’ technique, so you can begin playing with others by the time you leave.

Basic instrument set-up—Chris is a master at banjo set-up and will help you get the most from your instrument. Tunes, Tunes, Tunes! Be thinking of music you want to learn.

Each participant will receive handouts of tablature and relevant work materials, as well as audio files with tunes we work on, both slow and medium tempo. It’s like 3-6 months of lessons in one day!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED.  To pre-register, contact Chris at 618-475-3678 between 1-9:00 PM (CST) Cost of $60 includes lots of take-home materials, and follow-up!  Contact Mark with questions at


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