John Reischman Mandolin Workshops – Tickets – The Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA – November 9th, 2019

John Reischman Mandolin Workshops
Presented by the 8th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza

John Reischman Mandolin Workshops

John Reischman

John Reischman Mandolin Workshops

Saturday, November 9th, 1 to 5 p.m. Two 75-minute mandolin workshops $40 each ession, $70 for both (with Promo Code MANDO8) followed by an all-group Q & A session with banjo and guitar instructors.

Sponsored by Banjo Boy Coffee, Elderly Instruments, Peghead Nation, Homespun Tapes & Miniflex Microphones.

And catch the California Banjo Extravaganza in concert at the Freight, Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m. Tickets available here.

John Reischman Mandolin Workshops

The mandolin workshops will consist of two 75-minute sessions, $40/session, $70 for both (with Promo Code MANDO8). Attend one or both sessions. Session 1 runs 1 to 2:15 p.m. and session 2 continues from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m.

Session 1: 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Double Stops for Bluegrass Songs (beginner/intermediate). Double stops are a great way to make vocal melodies more interesting when played on the mandolin. We will look at a variety of chord voicings and apply them to standards such as "Long Journey Home" and "All the Good Times Are Past and Gone." You'll unlock a great deal of the mystery of the mandolin when you've mastered these techniques! Includes admission to Session 3.

Session 2: 2:45 to 4 p.m.

Tone, Timing and Technique: The Three T's (all levels). In this class, we will look at these essential elements of solid mandolin playing and apply them to a few tunes. We will also explore some of the other T's like Tuning, Taste and Tremolo! You'll be able to apply what you learn in this session to all aspects of your mandolin playing. Includes admission to Session 3.

Session 3: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Grand finale with Gina Furtado (banjo), Leroy Troy (banjo), Bill Evans (banjo), Dale Adkins (guitar), and John Reischman (mandolin). An open-ended Q & A, comparing styles and approaches, playing your requests and providing a concert preview.

About John

John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation: An understated visionary whose music is virtuosic without ever being flashy and who is renowned for his impeccable taste and tone. A Juno-nominated and Grammy award-winning artist, John is a founding member of California's Good Old Persons who is also celebrated for his work with the Tony Rice Unit as well as leading his own band John Reischman & The Jaybirds. To learn more about John, visit