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Old Time Banjo: Beyond the Bum-Ditty

In this workshop, Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world will explore the versatile nature of old-time banjo and go beyond the bum-ditty. Kolodner walks the line between the rhythmic and melodic styles of clawhammer banjo playing with an emphasis on pushing the boundaries of what is considered "traditional." A tune will be taught as a vehicle for exploring a variety of techniques and ideas including but not limited to drop-thumb, playing back up, going up the neck, learning by ear, bass-lines, incorporating variations and achieving good tone. While the workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced players, all levels are welcome. Regardless of your skill level, you will walk out the workshop with a handful of new tips and tricks to implement in your playing. This is Brad's third visit to the Old Town School of Folk Music. For those of you who took his previous workshops in 2013 and 2015, new techniques and tunes will be taught.

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