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Bluegrass Banjo Workshops for all levels in Berkeley, CA, Saturday, February 18th

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hi again friends,

A quick shout out that I'll be teaching 2 two-hour bluegrass banjo workshops on Saturday, February 18th in Berkeley. Here's all that you need to know:

Bill Evans / Bluegrass Banjo Workshops
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1 – 5:30 p.m.
Register online or phone 510-644-2020 or info@freightandsalvage.org

Bluegrass Banjo Jam Survival Skills, 1 – 3:00 p.m. (all levels): Unlock the mysteries of knowing what to play in a jam session! This workshop is designed for students who are totally new to playing with others and also for those who are already jamming but want to gain more confidence and have more fun playing in both slow and regular speed jams. Topics include the role of the banjo in a jam, how jamming is different from playing memorized songs learned from tab, using your ear to hear chord changes, following the guitar and using listening skills to find your way through a new song, vamping, roll patterns, up-the-neck backup, using fill-in licks, negotiating kick-offs and endings, how to lead others in a song and using the capo to play in all keys. This is a practical, hands-on-and-let’s play kind of workshop that will help both new and experienced jammers. Tab included but we’ll mostly play without reading tab. http://thefreight.org/bluegrass-banjo-jam-survival-skills-bill-evans

Working Up Scruggs-Style Banjo Solos, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (high beginners to advanced): One of the greatest challenges for bluegrass banjo players at all levels is finding the melody on the fingerboard and choosing just the right rolls and licks to create legitimate sounding, driving bluegrass solos. In this “hands on, let’s pick” style of workshop designed for players of all ability levels, Bill will show you how to choose a key for your solo, how to find those pesky melody notes, and how melodies are related to chord progressions. He’ll then move on to show how roll choices can enhance the effectiveness of solos as well as teach many basic licks that come up again and again in Scruggs’ greatest solos, taking you through a step-by-step process unlocking the secrets of great soloing and improvising. Bill will also present an analysis of several classic Earl Scruggs solos, showing how the master himself used roll patterns and licks to create his signature sound. http://thefreight.org/working-your-own-scruggs-style-banjo-solos-bill-evans

Who’s Bill Evans? 

The author of Banjo For Dummies and Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies, Bill Evans has taught thousands of players over a 35-year teaching and performing career. His instruction is practical, hands-on and designed for the adult learner. Bill’s students who are now professional players include Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters), Greg Liszt (Deadly Gentlemen), Jayme Stone and Erik Yates (Hot Buttered Rum). He has taught at virtually every banjo camp in the world and hosts the California Banjo Extravaganza and Mini-Camp each November.. He has produced nine instructional DVDs and teaches banjo online at Peghead Nation (www.pegheadnation.com). Learn more at www.billevansbanjo.com or www.youtube.com/BillEvansBanjo.

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I've been playing banjo professionally since 1976 and am thankful for the many great experiences I've had playing bluegrass and the many folks that I've met along the way. I am lucky to count among my mentors and teachers such great players as Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Alan Munde, J. D. Crowe and Sonny Osborne.<br><br> I teach private lessons to students at all levels out of my home in Albany, CA and present workshops literally all across the world. I have three solo CDs available, "Native and Fine" (1995) on Rounder, "Bill Evans Plays Banjo" (2001) & "In Good Company" (2012) on my own Native and Fine Records label. My most recent releases are "Fine Times At Fletcher's House" (2013) and "Songs That Are Mostly Older Than Us" (2016), recorded with the late Chattanooga, Tennessee fiddler Fletcher Bright. I also appear on CDs by Dry Branch Fire Squad, Suzanne Thomas, the Bluegrass Intentions and Due West. I love teaching, whether it's groups or individual folks. Chris Pandolfi (Infamous String Dusters), Greg Liszt (Bruce Springsteen, Crooked Still), Eric Yates (Hot Buttered Rum Band) and Jayme Stone are among some of the professional players that I've helped over the years. I've produced four instructional DVDs for AcuTab Publications, three DVDs for Homespun Tapes and one for the Murphy Method. I've authored a few books during these last several years, including "Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies," "Banjo For Dummies," "Parking Lot PIckers Songbook, Banjo Edition" and "Absolute Beginners Banjo." I also teach at several camps each year, including the Swannanoa Gathering and I produce my own camp, the New Mexico Banjo Camp, in April of each year. You can learn more about me and access my touring schedule by visiting www.billevansbanjo.com.

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