Betse & Clarke

 

 

FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL SHOWCASE:

---------WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15--------     ----8:15 PM at BENTON'S 20th Floor!----   ---- A party on the top floor y'all! ----

 

ALSO WEDNESDAY ---------- THE MAYOR'S SUITE 537 @ 10:30

THURSDAY NIGHT IS MYSTERY NIGHT... WHO KNOWS WHERE WE WILL END UP

FRIDAY NIGHT --------- KC MUSIC COLLECTIVE 739 @11:00

SATURDAY NIGHT ---------- WE HOST A THROW-DOWN OLD TIME MUSIC JAM @10:30 IN ROOM 645, THE VIOLET HENSLEY TRADITIONAL ROOM, w/ THE ACHING HEARTS, RICH AND THE PO' BOYS, AND YOU. RIGHT AFTER THE JAM, WE PLAY A SET @11:30

 

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FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP 2017 COURSES

Here's what we are teaching in February. For details on attending the Music Camp, go here. 

Fiddle:

Old Time Fiddle Bowing Techniques - Understanding and Using Iconic Elements

Friday, 2:45-4:15, Empire A/B

Great fiddlers develop an inherent understanding of how to utilize their bow. Legendary old time fiddlers and their recordings exhibit extraordinary bowing styles, and we gain much from studying how these fiddlers made the sounds they produced. Magnifying the tiny aspects of a larger picture brings illumination to the whole. Learn how to recognize the sound of iconic bowing elements, and even better, how to make it intrinsic to your style! Apply it to your personal music for power, artistry, and maximum enjoyment! (Session open to all levels; beginners, if it moves along faster than you are able, you’ll get lots of ideas for practice. Bring a recorder of some kind, ideally video.)

 

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banjo:

Old Time Banjo - Finger Style Techniques

Friday, 2:45-4:15, Van Horn C

 

Fiddle Tunes on the Banjo

Saturday, 1-2:30, Benton A

 

Up the Neck and Back Down Again - Applied Music Theory for Banjo

Sunday, 2:45-4:15, Fremont

 

 

Two (every now and then three) finger style old time banjo. This really zeros in on some elemental right hand picking patterns that can be called upon for improvising and learning tunes. For the less experienced, this will get you playing music fast. For seasoned players, this offers a fresh right hand approach that might help you break free from your rut.

  

How to develop a roll around a melody. This is centered around learning a tune by ear. First singing it, then playing it single note style, then learning how to add a roll around it based on the chords and rhythm of the tune. It serves to help developing players break free from the tablature crutch. This session is open to all experience levels.

 

Let's go up the neck and back down again. This breaks the whole fingerboard into segments and shapes that will quickly open up the world of harmony to developing banjo players. This is almost an applied music theory course, leaning more towards applied than theory. In this session you will discover that theory is not only useful, it's fun and easy.

 

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