Saturday, November 17, 2012, 1:00-5:00 pm
For all levels of bluegrass banjo players, Keith, Munde & Evans will each teach three 60-minute small group sessions and then come together for a final session with all students. This is a hands-on, “bring your banjo and let’s pick” event with hands-on workshop topics designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced banjo players. Experience this unique opportunity to learn up close from three of the best players – and teachers – in the world. Don’t forget to grab dinner in downtown Berkeley and come back by 8 p.m. to enjoy an incredible concert!
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Getting Started With Rolls, Chords & Melodies with Alan Munde (beginner); Up The Neck Scruggs Essentials: Leads and Back Up with Bill Evans (intermediate); Developing Melodic Banjo with Bill Keith (advanced).
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Bluegrass Banjo Phonetics: Rolls, Creating Solos and Backup with Alan Munde (beginner to intermediate); Surviving A Jam: Playing in Different Keys With and Without a Capo with Bill Evans (intermediate); From Scales & Modes to Licks & Breaks with Bill Keith (intermediate to advanced).
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Make it Drive: Using The Forward Roll in Leads and Back-up with Bill Evans (beginner to intermediate); Fret Board Strategies: How Do I Know Where To Put My Fingers? (learn the names of the notes on the fret board, and identify and use diatonic chords in slow song solos and backup, intermediate to advanced) with Alan Munde; From Bluegrass to Western Swing: A New Slant on Chord Progressions with Bill Keith (advanced).
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Grand Finale with Bill, Alan & Bill and all students: Q & A, playing requests and a concert preview.
Note: Pre-registration is strongly recommended for this event. Those choosing to register on the day of the event should arrive by 12:15 p.m. Students have their choice of any session at any time - there is no pre-registration for the individual sessions (we'll have plenty of space to fit everyone - don't worry!). While students can choose any workshop
topic, the instructors will present each topic for the student level indicated.
If you can stay for the 8 p.m. concert (and this is highly recommended!),
you'll be able to store your instrument in a secure location between the
conclusion of the workshop and the end of the evening concert. Enjoy
dinner in downtown Berkeley without having to carry your banjo around!
Directions to the Freight and parking
Questions? Email Bill Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.