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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Join us on Wednesday, April 4th 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for an Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Old-Time Bass Workshop with Joseph Dejarnette. Cost is $25.

This class will pick up where the bass from scratch workshop left off. Students should know where the notes are on open strings and first position fingered notes, but little previous experience is necessary. We will work on developing good tone with an emphasis on driving rhythm that will be useful for playing in a traditional stringband setting. We’ll explore the role of the bass in a stringband without a drummer and talk about the differences in playing for dances and backing up songs. This will be mostly hands on and we will have a fiddler onhand to play some tunes with us! There are 3 basses available if you’d like to use a loaner from the store for class. There is no extra charge for this, but these are available first come first serve, so register soon and send us a note to reserve a bass!

Joseph DeJarnette is Studio Director of Floyd Creative Studios. He is a studio owner, performer and teacher. He has toured internationally and worked in the studio with award-winning artists.

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