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: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

NOTE: The classes on March 10 and December 15 will meet at the Adirondack Folk School 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846. The classes on May 19 and November 10 will meet at the Shirt Factory Annex 18 Curran Street in Glens Falls, NY - the building located around the corner from the front entrance of the Shirt Factory Gallery.

Sessions:

1322-0310    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun March 10, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1322-0519    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1322-1110    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 10, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1322-1215    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 15, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm