Date(s) – Apr 28 Sun, 2024 – May 3 Fri, 2024
John C Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Rd
I’m teaching a weeklong clawhammer banjo workshop in Brasstown, North Carolina at the John C Campbell Folk School April 28th-May 3rd. This will be a workshop for all skill levels focusing on right hand rhythms. A lot of players get by using just one, two, or maybe three rhythms in their right hand (like the ‘bum-ditty,’ the drop-thumb, the double-thumb). We’ll start by reviewing these fundamentals, and then explore other rarely-heard rhythms used by clawhammer legends like Wade Ward, Hobart Smith, and Kyle Creed. Our goal will be to understand how and why these players would use these rarely-heard rhythms, and how you can use their techniques in any of your favorite tunes.