Thursday, April 6th, 20176:30pm
Sunday, April 9th, 20172:00PM-4:00PM Explore the rich world of Early Country, Bluegrass, Old Time, and Gospel harmony singing, from lesser-known repertoire to old chestnuts. Focus on two and three-part harmony singing, with opportunities to gain independence on a part, work in small groups, experiment with blend, and take home some new songs. Less advanced singers can start with the melody and then move to harmonizing, and more advanced singers can go deep into singing multiple parts.
Sunday, April 9th, 201712-1:30 pm Dive in head-first to the joys of traditional American harmony singing: learn harmony parts to Old Time, Early Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel standards, experience the thrill of singing close harmony with others, develop an understanding of chords and intervals, and gain tools to start finding harmony parts on your own. Less advanced singers will learn the basics, and more advanced singers will be able to fill in some gaps of what they don't already know.
Thursday, April 13th, 20176:30pm
Thursday, April 20th, 20176:30pm
Saturday, April 22nd, 20173-4:30pm
Saturday, April 22nd, 20171-2:30pmMoran Lee “Dock” Boggs was a powerful finger-style banjo player and singer from Norton, Virginia. He recorded in the late 1920’s; several of his songs from this period were included on Harry Smith’s seminal Anthology of American Folk Music. He recorded again extensively in the early 1960’s after Mike Seeger sought him out and introduced him to the musicians and audiences of the folk revival. Dock was known for his dark, haunting arrangements of traditional songs and sacred music, but he was also proficient at lighter, more entertaining material as well. In this class we’ll look at the consistent, well-thought-out picking style Dock used for both sides of his repertoire in a variety of tunings. Bring a banjo and a recording device.
Thursday, May 04th, 20176:30pm
Thursday, May 11th, 20176:30pm
Thursday, May 18th, 20176:30pm
Thursday, June 08th, 20176:30pm
Thursday, June 15th, 20176:30pm