Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Mac Petrequin

Bluegrass banjo is the familiar sound that drove such favorites as the Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song, Rocky Top, and Foggy Mountain Breakdown. In this class you will learn enough about the banjo so that you can use a variety of available instructional aids from your home and progress with learning Bluegrass banjo at your own pace. You will be exposed to the basics of playing 5-string Bluegrass banjo, including tunings, left hand chord shapes, right hand rolls, vamping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, chokes, chimes, and how to read tablatures. We’ll also look at online sites about banjo practice and instruction. Bring a playable 5-string banjo, two metal finger picks, and a thumb pick. Although there will be several handouts, an audio recorder is a good idea.

  • Location: See special note.
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

The March 11 and November 4 class dates will take place at the Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main St, Lake Luzerne, NY. The May 20 and September 16 class dates This class will take place at 18 Curran Lane in Glens Falls, NY - and while part of the Shirt Factory complex, 18 Curran Lane is located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery.


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      Sun November 4, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm