Wednesday April 26 - Clawhammer Banjo Workshop w/Rachel Eddy
Wednesday April 26 - Clawhammer Banjo Workshop w/Rachel Eddy

Wednesday April 26 - Clawhammer Banjo Workshop w/Rachel Eddy

$ 30.00

When: Wednesday, April 26; 7:30-9:30pm

Where: Private home in Bethesda, MD**

Cost: $30 

Sorry, no proration for missed sessions. Read more about our workshop registration policies.

 

** Pre-registered participants will receive an email a few days before the session with the address for Rachel's home, parking instructions, etc. Please be sure to use an email address to register that you check regularly! The location is near the intersection of River Rd & Little Falls Pkwy in Bethesda, MD. **

This banjo workshop will focus a lot on how to use your thumb to make the banjo swing in different percussive ways. We will study common phrases on the banjo and learn how to vary them in different ways. This will not be a repertoire heavy workshop, but rather using a tune or two that utilize certain helpful techniques, and working hard to have really good economy of motion with our claws. This class is appropriate for advance beginner & intermediate level players. Being able to bum-ditty is required, and having some experience with drop thumbing will be very helpful. Class is limited to 12 participants.

 

Rachel Eddy was born and raised in rural WV just south of Morgantown, where her musical family inspired her to play and sing as a little girl. She grew up listening to local fiddlers, her father among them, going to old-time festivals, and attending square dances. The old-time bug bit her early in life and Rachel now performs and teaches full-time on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. Over the years, she has had the honor of sharing stages, workshops and recording sessions with the likes of Tim O’Brien, Erynn Marshall, Dirk Powell, Adam Hurt, Rayna Gellert, Russ Barenberg, Bruce Molsky, Mark Schatz, and a month long tour in Germany with the g’earls from Uncle Earl!

 

 

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