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Continuing Old-Time Banjo

NOTE: This class will not be offered in Fall 2020.


Ben Haravitch, Instructor
6 Wednesdays, April 22 - May 27, 2020
7:15-8:15 pm
Ages 12-adult

Join Ben Haravitch of The Brothers Blue in this continuation course for the beginning old-time banjo player. A basic understanding of the clawhammer banjo style is required. This course is designed for a beginner player who is looking to further build his/her skills, or the long-time banjo strummer who would like to refine the basics and bring new perspective to their craft.

Generally, the course will focus on PLAYING using the skills you've already developed, with particular application to playing in a group setting accompanied by either guitar or fiddle. Specific focus will be given to playing melody lines, establishing a good groove, drop thumbing, and 'jamming.' 

Note: All participants should have a 5-string banjo. For help in locating an instrument, contact ben.haravitch@hochstein.org.

Fee: $10 registration fee, $102 tuition; $78 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fee as of Fall 2019)


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