Music



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: $55
         Non-members: $45
  • 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 will take place at 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building next to the Shirt Factory Gallery.

Sessions:

1149-0311    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun March 11, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1149-0520    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1149-0916    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 16, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1149-1104    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 4, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Iroquois Games and Dancing

David Cornelius

Come enjoy activities based on Native American culture and traditions. The life of our Native Americans included a great deal of communal time. Much of this time was spent playing games and dancing. In this class students will have a chance to learn and play several of these games. Some are familiar like Lacrosse and others such as Double Ball are less known. Dancing was enjoyed by all members of the family from toddlers to elders. Some dances were just for women and some just for men, while others were for everyone. Students will learn some of the basics of all three. Learn about the relationship between Native Americans and nature while dancing and playing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1191-0728    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 28, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm