Workshops

Workshops

Garage Band As a Practice Tool for the Blues Guitarist has been rescheduled for Saturday 8/29

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Allegra Yellin, August 2, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Open Mic Prep for Singers & Pianists w/ Ellen Hoffman, August 15, 1:00-2:30 pm, $25

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Allegra Thompson and Liam Lewis, August 16, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

DADGAD: A Fresh Approach to Rhythm, Harmony and Resonance w/ Hans York, August 23, 2:00-4:30 pm, $45

Using Garage Band as a Practice Tool for the Blues Guitarist w/ Pete Madsen, August 29, 2:00-4:00pm, $25

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Karen Celia Heil, October 4, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 6, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 13, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Allegra Yellin, October 18, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 20, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Linda Tillery Presents: Roots of Resistance & Songs of Freedom, October 27, 7:00-8:30 pm, $25

Introduction to the Improviser's Guide to the Cello: A Master Class w/ Jacob Szekely, October 31, 1:00-2:30 pm, $30

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Evie Ladin, November 1, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Suzy Thompson, November 15, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Old Time Harmony Singing, w/ Evie Ladin December 6, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Old Time Harmony Singing w/ Karen Celia Heil, December 20, 1:00-2:30 pm, $20

Ongoing Jams

Bluegrass Slow Jam w/ Richard Brandenburg

  • Sunday, August 2, 1:00-4:00pm ($14 drop-in)
  • Sunday, August 9, 1:00-4:00pm ($14 drop-in)
  • Sunday, August 16, 1:00-4:00pm ($14 drop-in)
  • Sunday, August 23, 1:00-4:00pm ($14 drop-in)
  • Sunday, August 30, 1:00-4:00pm ($14 drop-in)

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Workshops

**FREE! Open jam session led by Jim and Amber Mueller**

Sunday, September 20, 11:00am-1:00 pm

 

Thursday, September 17

3:30-5:00 pm
Fiddle with Chirps Smith

Chirps says: I will be teaching Midwestern fiddle tunes by ear. I teach them in a holistic style- I play the first part of the tune slowly, over & over, and people figure out the tune. Once it seems that most are getting it, I work on any problematic bits. I also talk about where I learned the tune and perhaps variations and ornamentation.

Persons attending the workshop should be able to play some and learn by ear. I encourage use of recording devices, audio and/or video.

Banjo with Art Rosenbaum

Art, who authored numerous books, recordings, and videos on traditional 5-string banjo picking styles and tunings beginning with "Old-Time Mountain Banjo" in 1968, will present a range of these styles and tunings, mostly learned first-hand from players like Pete Steele, Mabel Cawthorn, Buell Kazee, Ed Teague.

This will be a hands-on workshop--bring your banjo!-- but rather than concentrate on one or two tunes and tunings, Art
will take a "Johnny Appleseed" approach, presenting a range of old-time two- and three-finger styles in addition to clawhammer; and offer possibilities for participants to develop their own approaches to tune-playing and song accompaniment. Like his recent book/DVD, "The Art Rosenbaum Old-Time Banjo Book", this workshop should be helpful to
experienced players as well as novice enthusiasts.

Beginning Fiddle with AJ Srubas

 

Friday, September 18

6:00-7:30 pm
Note: participants in these Fri. workshops get reserved concert seating, with concert ticket purchase
Fiddle with Greg Canote

What's a DDAD anyway?

This traditional cross-tuning has so much to offer: with It's droney atmosphere and beautiful melodies. Once you get your fiddle there it will never want to leave.

We'll tackle at least a couple of tunes by ear, then enjoy swimming around in the exquisite gravy we have created. Intermediate level. Bring a retunable fiddle and a recording device.

Beginning Banjo with Aaron Tacke

 

Sunday, September 20

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Fiddle with Fred Campeau

Banjo with Jason Romero

1:00-2:30 pm

Fiddle with Jerron Paxton

Banjo with Steve Rosen

Melodic clawhammer tunes of the midwest: intermediate to advanced.

We will learn tunes from illinois that were uncached by Garry Harrison and the Indian Creek Delta Boys as they travelled, looking for older fiddlers who were the keepers of local and regional tunes of illinois.We will learn by ear. Links will be provided for tabulature.

Singing with Pharis Romero

Ukulele with Jere Canote


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