Ira Gitlin

Schedule

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Sunday, January 24

Online Workshop: Bluegrass Banjo Basics

1:00-3:00 PM

This class is designed for adult and teenage students who are new to the banjo. I’ll introduce foundational right-hand and left-hand techniques, present the essentials of bluegrass banjo rolls, and discuss how the banjo fits in with the other instruments in a bluegrass band.

This class will be held on the free Zoom video conferencing app. After you register, you’ll receive instructions via email for joining the Zoom event 1-2 days before the session. For more information, or to register, go here.

Tuesdays, February 16 & 23, March 2 & 9

Online Class: Opening Up The Banjo Fingerboard With Chords

7:00-8:00 PM

This four-session class is designed to give beginning and intermediate bluegrass banjo students a better understanding of chords and the layout of the banjo fingerboard—and what they can do with that knowledge. Topics to be covered include the following:

—Movable chord shapes and their relationships to each other
—“Partial chords”
—Using chord shapes in backup and soloing
—Using chord shapes to play up the neck and in different keys.

This class will be held on the free Zoom video conferencing app. After you register, you’ll receive instructions via email for joining the Zoom event 1-2 days before the session. For more information, or to register, go here.

D'Addario Strings