Washboard Workshop: “Grab A Board & Rub”

$25 ($24 members) · 80 minutes · Single meeting

Become a washboard percussionist in this engaging workshop led by washboard wizard Barb Silverman. Hands-on skills will cover basic four-count rhythm patterns common to jug band, swing, old-time, and cajun/zydeco. We'll start with simple patterns and build to more complex ones, working on differentiating the right-hand embellishments from the left-hand steady rhythm. Techniques will range from the shuffle pattern to slow-quick combinations to triplets. Take the challenge and rub your way to stardom.

Instrument Rentals and Required Materials »

Bring a big washboard of your own (preferred) or we may be able to loan a limited number of our little ones (please contact slundius@oldtownschool.org if you need one) and all students bring metal thimbles, metal fingerpicks, or two metal bottle openers.)

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000