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 fiddle, banjo, and guitar featuring old-time dance music of the Blue Ridge, led by Andy Buckman, Mac Traynham, and Jenny Traynham. The class takes place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at The Floyd Country Store.

Mac Traynham: advanced/intermediate old-time fiddle. For those players who know several tunes but desire to play on a higher level for dancing. Tunes with interesting melody that employ basic bowing patterns will be taught. Students will learn what it takes to play well in coordination with banjo players who use rhythmic clawhammer banjo techniques.

Andy Buckman: advanced/intermediate old-time banjo. Students will learn to play the same tunes as the fiddle students in a basic clawhammer style using fundamental right and left hand techniques. Playing up to speed with a full sound will be emphasized.

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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