“Gain a hands-on appreciation of the clawhammer style of banjo while playing with a North Carolina native and master of the craft. Learn up close and by ear - approaching rhythm, clear tone, and a set of great traditional melodies, note by note.
The class is enhanced by explanation of tunes, listening sessions, and traditional techniques with cultural context. Bring a 5-string banjo; familiarity with it will further your experience in class. (Levels 1-3, Novice to Intermediate)
This class is featured in our "Passing On Appalachian Traditions" series, and is designed to connect highly skilled Appalachian craft instructors with present-day students. Instruction includes historical and cultural relevance, in addition to helping students understand, recognize, and practice traditional Appalachian skills and techniques.“