The Banjo: Playing Traditional Music, New and Old


Ages: 18 - No Limit


Expertise: Banjo

In this workshop, Dick Weissman and Stephen Wade will focus on the many musical roles that the banjo can play as a solo and accompanying instrument. This involves a mixture of picking styles that includes old-time two and three-finger styles, bluegrass, and clawhammer playing, as well as the variety of guitar-based techniques that Dick utilizes. We'll explore improvising, playing up the neck, alternative tunings, mixing picking styles within a single piece of music, and how to compose music for the banjo as a solo instrument and alongside other instruments, both stringed and wind. Discussion and demonstration also centers on how two banjos can play together, successfully and otherwise.

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The Banjo: Playing Traditional Music, New and Old with Stephen Wade Dick Weissman


Day/Time Sat, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dates 04/22/2017 - 04/22/2017

Member Price   $32.00

Non-Member Price  $36.00  

Registration Deadline 4/23/2017

Location  Yale
71 E. Yale Ave.
Denver, CO 80210