Berkeley Old Time Music Convention workshops

Sunday, September 18
$25.00

BOTMC

Old-time Fiddle w/ Joseph Decosimo
11:00 am-12:30 pm
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Old-time Banjo w/ Nancy Sluys
11:00 am-12:30 pm
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Nancy (Pilot Mountain Bobcats) will be teaching clawhammer banjo tunes from Surry County, NC and Galax, VA areas including techniques learned from Kyle Creed.

Primitive Baptist Singing w/ Ginny Hawker
11:00 am-12:30 pm
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Learn unaccompanied sacred songs in the powerful, archaic-sounding style of the Primitive Baptist Church; Ginny grew up singing these songs with her father in church. This beautiful old-fashioned mountain style of singing is at the root of the style of great mountain singers like Ginny, Ralph Stanley and Hazel Dickens.

Old-time Fiddle w/ Mike Bryant
1:00-2:30 pm
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Mike will be teaching some tunes in standard and alternative tunings. Tunes will be taught phrase by phrase with attention to bowing. Teaching will be by ear so a recorder is recommended.

Old-time Banjo w/ Joseph Decosimo
1:00-2:30 pm
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Joseph will concentrate on old time up-picking styles - with a focus on Tennessee tunes.

Close Southern Harmony Singing w/ Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
1:00-2:30 pm
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This class is for singers who can hold a melody, but are unfamiliar with southern country harmony. Students will first learn to hear the melody and chord changes using examples ranging from the Carter Family to tent-meeting gospel songs. Then we will find and sing the basic harmony parts closest to that melody using good ear training.

 

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