Guitar & Banjo Workshops - Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Sunday, January 25, 2:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
$45 advance/$55 door


Swing Guitar For Bluegrass And Folk Musicians. You’ll learn the basic chords and changes for playing most Bob Wills and western swing tunes, plus some swing/jazz classics. Marcy Marxer, a 9 time GRAMMY nominee and a best-selling instructor on Homespun Tapes, has taught many workshops. Her Swing Guitar series on Homespun Tapes will be available at the workshop with a discount for attendees. 2.5 hours long

Clawhammer Banjo 101 -
The Real Beginners class. Bring your own banjo or borrow one. We'll learn to tune and hold the banjo, practice basic clawhammer right hand technique, learn a few chords and one simple tune. Cathy Fink has played old time banjo for 29 years and has taught at the same places as Marcy Marxer. She has played on several instructional projects for old time musicians. Her CD Banjo Haiku will be available at the workshop. 1.5 hours long.

Clawhammer Banjo 201- An Intermediate/Advanced class for clawhammer players. We will study a difficult tune, explore song back up and review several unique tunings. 2 hours long

Classes are limited to a 5 person min, 20 person max. Depending on registration, the two banjo classes may be combined to one, long class, dividing the group to give instruction at various levels.


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