Jam Camp North Class List
Fiddle-Shetland tunes in cross A tuning: simple tunes that use cross tuning
Fiddle-the Scottish strathspey “Rothiemurchus Rant” and/or the old time cousin “Graf Spee” Fiddle-Scandinavian fiddle tunes
Bobbi and Dick Bowden
Bass: Lines and Solos every BG bassist should know: Grandfather’s Clock, Little Darlin, Head Over Heels, Groundspeed, Foggy Mt Special
3 Finger Banjo-Melodic Tunes in D
3 Finger Banjo-Swing and samba on the banjo
All -How to play in a stringband with Jane Rothfield
listening skills, vocals, arranging, and how to make a song (or tune) come to life!!
Guitar-Alternative guitar chords and bass runs for Old Time and BG: interesting bass runs, chord substitutions and rhythms to your guitar playing
Bass-Tone and Bass Line Essentials for the Bluegrass Bassist
All-Ergonomics Workshop/clinic. Posture, hand/arm positioning, economy of motion, minimizing effort and pressure. Bring your playing problems and frustrations
Clawhammer Banjo-Hobart Smith’s “Cuckoo Bird” Learn elements of his driving clawhammer style
Fiddle-Deceptive Bowing Practices in Old Time. Make a single bowstroke sound like two or more, rhythm patterns that sound complicated, and how to decipher bowings when learning from recordings.
Mandolin- Four approaches to rhythm playing on “Sittin’ on Top of the World” Mandolin- Three note chords around the fretboard
Mandolin- Double stop exercises and using double stops in tunes
Guitar-Intro to Swing Rhythm Guitar Guitar-Mapping the Fingerboard
Guitar-Old time Southern Ballads Guitar-Old Time Cowboy Songs Fiddle-Cross- tuned Fiddle Tunes
Fingerpicked Banjo- EZ RockaFolky right-hand fivestring two-finger picking for all styles
Fingerpicked Banjo- Wish I had a Wagon: fingerpickin a fretless
Guitar- Massive EZ melodic. back-up and power chords on guitar
Guitar- Mean ol’ quarantine. an ez three-chord love song dance tune that sounds like lotsa swingy chords and all the other guitar stuff
Clawhammer Banjo-Back-up, (but don’t push!) Old time banjo accompaniment for songs and ballads.
Singing-Rubber Lips! Vocal warm-ups and cool songs.
3 Finger Banjo-The Basics of Bluegrass Banjo Set-Up and Maintenance
3 Finger Banjo-Technical Tune-up: Proper right and left and technique and how to pull great tone.
3 Finger Banjo-Changing up Classic Licks to Make New Licks
Clawhammer Banjo -“Be the Banjo Player in the Old-Time Trio” With Beth Williams-Hartness Clawhammer Banjo-Scale-Based Exercises to Improve Hand Coordination
Clawhammer Banjo-Mastering the Mechanics of Tone
All-Understanding the Structure of Old-Time Tunes (dry erase board)
Bass- Bluegrass Bass 101 for new or review of fundamentals. Tuning the bass, left and right hands, playing simple songs, different keys, practice tips, and more.
Bass- Jamming skills for bluegrass bassists how to play in jams and add some variety to your playing. Chord positions for common keys, starting and finishing songs, get through unfamiliar songs, follow what’s going on in a jam, waltz time, hand and arm fatigue, arpeggios, and basic walking bass.
3 Finger Banjo-Jazz Jamming. “All of Me” to “Over the Rainbow” to “When You Wish Upon a Star”.
3 Finger Banjo-Melodic Tunes in D with Gretchen Bowder
Guitar-Flatpicking Essentials and Improve your Rhythm
All- Music Theory and Chord Structure
Mandolin- Dissecting Doublestops: Understanding doublestops in terms of scales as well as partial chords, how to effectively use them in both lead and backup playing
Mandolin- What Key.. Who Cares? More I, IV, V: Chords as movable “blocks”, instead of specific fingerings, take advantage of a basic mandolin truth and use it play in many keys.
Fiddle-D tunes from the playing of Uncle Norm Edmunds (Hillsville VA) such as New Jordan, Lucy Neil and Lady of the Lake
Fiddle-Amp up your bowing: techniques and strategies to really use your bow to add rhythm, speed, and tone to your playing!
Clawhammer Banjo-Leisurely Waltzes: Tombigbee Waltz, Grover Jones Waltz.
Clawhammer Banjo-Build your repertoire with these great tunes in the key of C. Farewell Trion, Monkey In The Dogcart and Hy Patillion.
Clawhammer Banjo-Introduction to the three finger picking style of Dock Boggs. Country Blues, Oh,Death and more.
Mandolin-Tone Production Mandolin-More With Less
Clawhammer Banjo-Using chords and scales to break free from tunes Clawhammer Banjo-Rhythm Sentences for clawhammer
All-bluegrass karaoke with sound system
3 Finger Banjo- Demystifying the left hand, music theory, chord chape analysis, and melody construction
3 Finger Banjo-Developing a second break (stylized versions of standard melodies)
3 Finger Banjo-Foggy Mt Banjo, the album 3 Finger Banjo-Soloing up the neck
Mandolin-Irish-style ornamentation mando/Bouzouki/citern: picked triplets, droning and double-stopping
Mandolin-Jigs vs. Tarantellas all inst: Ireland vs. Italy, who will win the battle for the soul of 6/8 dance tunes?
Mandolin-Right-hand pick patterns mandolin: different time signatures and picking patterns
Bass Basics: theory to solos
Singing-Introduction to Harmony Singing All-Introduction to Ear Training
All-The Three Most Important Practice Techniques Ever All-Introduction to Improvising