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Banjo Class Syllabus

Syllabus:
This class should teach you the principles and basics on how to play old time banjo. No music theory is required, and no reading music is required or is necessary to play the banjo, or any music experience for that matter! Anyone can play the banjo!

Class 1. Intro to old time (clawhammer) banjo

  • Basic History
  • Banjo types
  • Strumming types
  • Intro to old time music
  • Not Bluegrass!
  • Tunings
  • How to learn banjo
  • Practice
  • Listening to Songs
  • Playing with others
  • Clawhammer strum
  • Reading tablature
  • Basic Cripple Creek
  • Listen
  • Play
  • Practice

Class 2  Clawhammer techniques

  • Hammer on
  • Pull off
  • Slide
  • Double Thumb
  • Triplets
  • Listen
  • Play
  • Shady Grove
  • G Modal (Mountain Minor) tuning

Class 3:

  • Review
  • Chords in G tuning
  • Double C tuning
  • Angeline the baker in double C
  • Listen
  • Play
  • Practice

Class 4: June apple

  • Review
  • Listen
  • Play
  • Practice

Class 5: Who’s who in Old time banjo

  • Tommy Jarrell
  • Henry Reed
  • Hobart Smith
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford
  • The Carter Family
  • Clarence Ashley
  • Elizabeth Coton
  • Doc Boggs
  • Woody Guthrie
  • Pete Seeger
  • Doc Watson
  • Ken Perlman
  • Tony Trischka
  • Bela Fleck
  • John Hartford
  • Gillian Welsh
  • Play
  • Listen
  • Practice

Class 6 Accompaniment

  • Woody Guthrie
  • Listen
  • Play
  • Practice

Class 7 Melodic Clawhammer

  • Listen
  • Play
  • Practice

Class 8 Whiskey Before Breakfast

  • Listen
  • Play
  • Practice

Class 9  Roundpeak style tune

  • Listen
  • Play
  • Practice

Class 10

  • Jam Party

Class 11  Downtown Banjoathon??