2008 SBC Schedule

Suwannee Banjo Camp Schedule: March 21-3, 2008

All Classes are Hands on Unless Otherwise Noted

Old-TimeAdvanced

Track

Old-TimeAdvanced

Track

Old-TimeUpper- Intermediate Track Old-Time Lower- Intermediate Track Old-Time Novice Track African-Roots Track /Non-Banjo Classes Bluegrass Intermediate Track BluegrassAdvanced Track
Fri. 12:15p Registration Begins: Dining Hall

Fri. 1:00p

Faculty Meeting: Rec Hall

Fri. 2:30-3:45p

The Pulse of Old-time Banjo: Using Pull-Offs for Rhythmic Fill-ins 

Dan Gellert

Clawgrass: Using Clawhammer in a Bluegrass Context 

Mark Johnson

Intro to Round Peak Clawhammer 

Brad Leftwich

Review of Clawhammer Fundamentals 

Bob Carlin

 Intro to Clawhammer: The Basic Stroke 

Chuck Levy

Intro to the Akonting 

Paul Sedgwick (with Ndiaye & Adams )

Review of Scruggs- Style Techniques 

Janet Davis

Intro. to Melodic Bluegrass 

Bill Keith

Fri 4:00-5:15p

Tommy Jarrell’s Clawhammer Style 

Brad Leftwich

Alternate Tunings: Match the Tuning to the Song’s Mood 

Bob Carlin

Strategies for Arranging Songs for Banjo 

Laura Boosinger

Fundamentals of Drop- & Double-Thumbing 

Ken Perlman

Introducing Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, & Slides 

Chuck Levy

Old-time Fiddle Class 

Dan Gellert

Chord Shapes Fundamentals: Play in Any Key 

Janet Davis

From Bluegrass to Western Swing: A New Slant on Bluegrass Chord Progressions 

Bill Keith

6:-7:00p

Friday DinnerDining Hall

Fri. 7:15-8:15p

Orientation, Meet the Faculty: Rec Hall

Fri. 8:30 -10:00p

Old-time Up to Speed Jam:Leaders:

Leftwich & Carlin

Old-time Intermediate JamLeaders:

Gellert & Boosinger

Old-time Jam.Slow

Leaders:

Levy & Paine

Bluegrass Slow Jam:Leaders:

Davis & Johnson

Bluegrass Up to Speed Jam:Leader: Keith
10:15p-? Jamming Continues: Start Your Own!

Sat. 8-9a

Saturday Breakfast: Dining Hall
Sat. 9:15-10:30a Wade Ward’s Clawhammer Style 

Brad Leftwich

Playing Lead Clawhammer Licks in Double-C-tuning 

Mark Johnson

Making More Music with Fewer Notes 

Dan Gellert

The Art of Singing with the Banjo 

Laura Boosinger

Putting Basic Skills to Work 

Chuck Levy

Trad. Tunes from Djem-bering, Senegal 

Sana Ndiaye (with Sedgwick & Adams)

Work Out Arrangements from Melody, Rolls & Licks 

Janet Davis

From Scales and Modes to Leads and Breaks 

Bill Keith

Sat. 10:45a-12:00 noon

Intro to Old-Time 3-Finger Picking 

Dan Gellert

Kyle Creed’s Clawhammer Style 

Bob Carlin

Intro to the 6-String Banjo (5 Long Strings, 1 Short) 

Chuck Levy

Strategies for Improving Your Left Hand 

Ken Perlman

Clawhammer Back-Up from Scratch 

Mark Johnson

Old-time fiddle class 

Brad Leftwich

Intro to Bluegrass Backup 

Janet Davis

Complete Review of Bluegrass Rolls 

Bill Keith

12:15p Saturday Lunch: Dining Hall
1:15-1:45p Camp Photo: Location TBA

Sat 2:00-3:15p

Rapping the Banjo: the Gellert Approach to the Clawhammer Right Hand 

Dan Gellert

Playing Up the Neck in Clawhammer. 

Ken Perlman

Improving Your Clawhammer Tone & Musicianship 

Mark Johnson

How to Simplify A Tune So You Can Play It 

Bob Carlin

Playing in Synch with Others 

Laura Boosinger

Backup Guitar Class: Bill Paine Scruggs Style Backup for Vocals 

Janet Davis

Fiddle Tunes , 3-Finger Style 

Bill Keith

Sat. 3:30-4:45p

Intro to 2-finger Picking: the Style of Carroll County,Virginia

 

Brad Leftwich

Syncopation & Ragtime, Clawhammer Style 

Ken Perlman

Florida Fiddle Tunes 

Chuck Levy

Basics of I-IV-V Arranging 

Laura Boosinger

Proper LH and RH Positions 

Bob Carlin

Contemporary Compositions for Akonting 

Sana Ndiaye (with Sedgwick & Adams)

Ask the Masters:Bluegrass Banjo Clinic.

 

Janet Davis, Bill Keith

Sat. 4:45-5:45p

Free Period :Optional Activity: Set-Up Class with Wayne Rogers of Gold Tone Banjos. Location: Gold Tone Exhibit

Sat. 6-7p

Saturday Dinner: Dining Hall

7:15-9:00p

Faculty Concert: Rec Hall

Sat. 9:15-10:45p

Jamming

Old-time Up to Speed Jam:Leaders:

Gellert & Carlin

Old-time Intermediate JamLeaders:

Leftwich, Levy & Paine

Old-time Jam.Slow

Leader:

Boosinger

Bluegrass Slow Jam:Leaders:

Davis

Bluegrass Up to Speed Jam:Leader: Keith & Johnson
 11:00p-? Jamming Continues!

8-9:00a

Sunday Breakfast: Dining Hall

Sun 9:15-10:30a

Using Roll Patterns & Licks in Clawhammer 

Mark Johnson

Celtic Reels, Clawhammer Style 

Ken Perlman

The Galax Lick & Other Cool Things to Do With Your Thumb 

Brad Leftwich

Carter Family Songs 

Laura Boosinger

Reviewing Clawhammer Basics 

Chuck Levy

Simple & Complex Rhythms on the Akonting 

Adams & Ndiaye

Scruggs Style Vocals for Fiddle Tunes From Pythagoras to Bluegrass: The Mathematics of Music 

Bill Keith

Sun 10:45a-12 noon Banjo Pickin’ Girl: Melding Banjo & Song in Performance 

Laura Boosinger

Intro to Fretless Banjo 

Bob Carlin

Maggie Hammons’Rabbit Skip:

African Rhythms in the Right Hand but Just One LH Finger.

 

Dan Gellert

Easy Tunes Everyone Should Know 

Brad Leftwich

Bring Your Right Hand Technique to the Next Level 

Ken Perlman

Review of Akonting Techniques,Suggestions for Future Study

 

Adams & Ndiaye

Demo-Instructional:How Clawhammer & Bluegrass Can Work Together

 

Janet Davis, Bill Keith, Mark Johnson

12:15p

Sunday LunchDining Hall
Sun. 1:30 Camp Ends
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