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Music workshops

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  • Categories: Bluegrass
  • Event posted: Aug. 15, 2010
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

Workshops are part of the 2010 Kansas Fiddling & Picking weekend. Old-Time Fiddling Tricia Spencer 10:00-11:00pm, $10 Tricia's old time fiddle style makes an audience wake up and dance. She will share some of her tricks of improvisation and ornamentation. Beginners will get something out of this class, but having a little mastery of the instrument will be helpful. ............................................................................. Openback Banjo Steve Goeke 11:15-12:15pm, $10 Topics coverd might include: -Alternative tunings – i.e. Double C, G modal etc. -Tune development, embellishment and variations -Right and left hand techniques -Reading and using tablature -Playing and singing at the same time -Topics of general interest brought up by the participants. ............................................................................. Bass Jim Faris 12:30-1:30pm, $10 A five time Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Upright Bass winner will show you what you need to know to get into those jam sessions that you've enjoyed listening to. -Beginning positions and technique -What to listen for in other players -Running patterns and Intermediate technique -And How to SLAP That Bass! ............................................................................. Ukulele Linda Tilton 1:45-2:45pm, $10 This workshop is geared for beginning ukulele players who want to get their feet wet playing the instrument. Topics will include: a brief history of the ukulele, holding the ukulele, tuning it, strumming styles and chords. We'll play a couple of well known songs. Bring a GCEA soprano, concert or tenor-tuned or DGBE baritone-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun. ............................................................................. Clogging Lilly Mason 3-4pm, $10 Lilly Mason will teach you what to do with your feet when the music won't let you stand still. Wear hard soled shoes or tap shoes.

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