Old-Time Banjo Basics ~ with Rebecca Troon

Rebecca Troon

Old-time banjo is trance-inducing, comforting, and just plain cool. It also helps you stand out as a songwriter when you accompany yourself on the banjo, as it gives you a completely different sound from the rest of the “guitarmy.” Bring a banjo and learn to play the old-time way. We will learn basic “frailing” on two traditional songs. Take home instructions and charts to help you learn and remember the material. Branch out into banjo – come join Reba’s banjo band!

Playing Well with Others, by Ed Tree

 

Ed Tree
Ed Tree

by Ed Tree
In this class we’ll explore techniques for playing along with other musicians. You don’t have to be a virtuoso to contribute. Whatever your level of expertise and whatever instruments you play, we will look at some ways that you can play will with others. Let’s make some music together and have some fun. Playing along has been a joy to me for many years, from backing up Rita Coolidge, Spencer Davis, Jimmy Buffet, Aaron Neville and even Penny Nichols, to sitting in with friends, it’s always fun.