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Clawhammer Banjo Workshop with Adam Hurt

October 5, 2017 : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop with Adam Hurt

-advanced beginner–
October 5th, 2017 6:00-8:00pm

This class is designed for newish clawhammer banjo players who have done a little playing but need some help getting past first base. The workshop will cover the drop-thumb technique, double-thumbing, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and perhaps a bit more depending on the needs and requirements of the students. Together we will learn a simple tune or two and then add fun and challenging decoration to the basic version(s). Participants should already be able to execute the basic “bump-ditty” clawhammer rhythm. All material will be taught by ear in the traditional manner, so the use of recording devices is highly recommended.

Deemed a “banjo virtuoso” by the Washington Post, Adam Hurt has fused several traditional old-time idioms to create his own elegantly innovative clawhammer banjo style, having been introduced to the instrument at age eleven in his native Minnesota. A respected performer and teacher of traditional music, Adam has played at the Kennedy Center and conducted banjo workshops at many venues around the country and abroad. Since moving to North Carolina in 2002, Adam has placed in or won most of the major old-time banjo competitions, and he has claimed several state banjo and fiddle championships. Adam’s music can be heard on multiple recordings.


October 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Floyd Country Store
206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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