I will be teaching two workshops again this year at the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest in Weiser, Idaho. If you are going to be at Weiser, and are available to attend the workshops, I would love to see you.
The workshops are:
Jamming is a great way to get comfortable playing music with others, but playing in a jam session can be a bit daunting, especially for beginners. In this workshop, you will learn about different types of Jam Sessions and how they operate, Jam Session etiquette, how to listen for Chord Changes, and what key the tune is in. We will also cover playing accompaniment, chords, fills and licks – what to play when you aren’t playing the lead. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.
Learn how to get the most out of your practice time! We all know that we need to practice, but few of us actually learn how to practice effectively. This workshop covers the difference between practice and playing, and how to create an effective practice regimen. This workshop is appropriate for all levels and instruments.
Members of the NOTFA will be charged a fee of $10 per workshop. Non-members will be charged a fee of $20 per workshop. Children under 12 participating in workshops may be accompanied by a non-paying adult. Workshop signups will be available Sunday, June 21, across from registration tables: The workshops are held in the Band Room.
AND, here is a list of the rest of the workshops being offered at the National Fiddlers Contest this year.
MONDAY, JUNE 22
9am – 11am Justin Branum – Beginning Texas backup
11am-1pm Katrina Nicolayeff – Master Fiddle breakdowns and Tunes of Choice
1pm – 3pm Earl Mullins – Uke 101
3pm – 5pm Paul Anastasio – Mexican Fiddle
TUESDAY, JUNE 23
9am – 11am Jeanine Orme – Fiddle Tunes for the Intermediate Fiddler
11am – 1pm Carol Martin – Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin
1pm – 3pm Paul Anastasio – Swing Fiddle
3pm – 5pm Katrina Nicolayeff – Master Fiddle Waltzes
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
9am – 11am Jeanine Orme – Twin Fiddling
11pm – 1pm Vi Wickam – Jam Session Survival Skills
1pm – 3pm Justin Branum – Intermediate Texas Backup
3 pm – 5pm Gavin Kelso – Bass limit 10
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
9am – 11am Vi Wickam – Practicing Effectively
11am – 1pm Megan Lynch Chowning – Master Class for all Levels
1pm – 3pm Earl Mullins – Uke 102
3pm- 5pm Maggie Jackson, Scott Foxx, Jim Roy – How to be a Band
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
9am – 11am Justin Branum – Advanced Texas Backup
11am – 1pm Maggie Jackson – Beginning Banjo
1pm – 3pm Scott Foxx – Flatpicking styles
3pm – 5pm Jim Roy – Mandolin – learn the 1-6-2-5