This course is designed to get new students playing the five string banjo. No experience is necessary. The student will learn the fundamental techniques of clawhammer and three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo. Instruction will include tuning, basic chords, and playing simple melodies in the clawhammer style. Students will also learn roll patterns, backup techniques, and to play simple melodies in the Scruggs three-finger style.
Harold Yeager has played 5-string banjo, guitar, and sang with the bluegrass band Midlife Crisis for the past 10 years. He currently plays with the band Identity Crisis. He appeared recently at the Butler Ice Jam, The National Road Festival at Richeyville, and the Washington County Fair with Midlife Crisis. Harold has performed with singer-songwriter Jay Hitt and recorded on several of Jay’s CD’s. He has studied 5-string banjo at Calliope, privately with Don Shean, and at Augusta with Tony Trischka. He has studied guitar at Calliope and privately with Tom Cunningham.
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