The Handmade Music School presents an intensive clawhammer banjo workshop with Adam Hurt: Introduction To The Sandy River Belle Tuning, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5:30-8:00pm. Cost is $40.00.
Advancing clawhammer banjo players will benefit from this workshop that explores a beautiful, user-friendly, versatile, and traditional alternate tuning for the key of G (gEADE). We will learn our way around the tuning via a selection of exercises and case-study tunes, and we will discuss effective ways of adapting previously-learned or yet-to-learn tunes to fit this wonderful setting. Workshop participants should have a good working knowledge of the basics of the clawhammer style, including the drop-thumb technique, and be comfortable playing in more than one tuning already. All material will be taught by ear in the traditional manner, so the use of recording devices is highly recommended.
About Adam Hurt
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. Visit his website at adamhurt.com.
*Minimum required. This workshop is subject to cancellation up to 24 hours in advance. Please register ahead to ensure this workshop happens. Thank you for your understanding!