This class is designed for banjo players who have completed Leela's Beginning Clawhammer Banjo class or for players who have gotten started on basic clawhammer banjo skills. For this class, we will assume that you know how to tune your banjo, that you are somewhat comfortable with the frailing/clawhammer strum, that you are familiar with slides, pull-offs, and hammer-ons, and that you know at least a few tunes and chords in the G tuning. From there, we will venture further into the wonderful world of the old time banjo! This will still be a class for beginners, not advanced players. The focus will be on expanding your repertoire and continuing to build your basic clawhammer banjo skills. You will be learning a selection of old time tunes in the G tuning, as well as possibly delving into the Modal and Double C tunings. Since this is a by-ear class, a battery-operated recording device of some sort is strongly recommended. It will be an important tool! It is also suggested that you get fifth string "spikes" installed (or other 5th string capo device), bring a banjo strap, electronic tuner, and banjo capo. More info will be given at the first class.
Pre-register and pay online for this class at www.gracefamilymusic.com/leela-ellie/Leela-lessons.html. For other registration options, contact Leela.
NOTE: Class will be limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration required.