Handmade Music School Workshops offer unique learning experiences in music or dance with master teachers at the Floyd Country Store. The workshops are timely, engaging, and dynamic sessions targeted to serve participants with varied interests and goals. Register today for a shorter 1-2 hour workshop, an all-day learning experience, or a multi-day camp!

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The Floyd Country Store’s Handmade Music School and Southern Mountain Melodies are offering a one day workshop for clawhammer banjo and guitar led by Andy Buckman, Mac Traynham, and Jenny Traynham. The class takes place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at The Floyd Country Store.

Andy Buckman: beginner/intermediate clawhammer banjo. For those who have minimal experience in playing the banjo in the clawhammer style (without picks). Students will learn about how to tune and how to apply basic right and left hand techniques while learning a couple of local dance tunes.

Mac Traynham: intermediate/advanced clawhammer banjo. For those players who feel like they have mastered the basics of the clawhammer style and have a desire to play on a higher level. Tunes that employ advanced right and left hand techniques will be introduced. Learn what it takes to be a driving force in an Old Time Jam.

Jenny Traynham: old-time guitar. For those players who can easily change basic chords and have a desire to enhance their general back-up playing skills. Interesting bass runs and other techniques will be taught.

Cost is $85. Lunch at the Floyd Country Store is included.

If you have questions, comments, or special requests, you can complete the comment form here or reach Mac & Jenny Traynham directly at 540-789-4201. Be sure to leave them a message with your name and number if they are unavailable and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

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