Summer 2022 Practice Sessions, Jam Sessions

ZOOM PRACTICE SESSIONS


Mini Practice Classes – Pentatonic Scales and Arpeggios

July 5, 6, 7, 8

4 Sessions $30 each. Recorded Zoom sessions.

7:00am - 7:30am - Pentatonic Scale Practice

We will play through pentatonic scales, scale patterns and practice bowing and intonation.

7:45am - 8:15am - Arpeggio Practice

We will use drones and practice arpeggios. We will then relate these arpeggios to songs and tunes.

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


Mini Practice Classes – Old Time Tune and Arpeggio Practice

July 19, 20, 21, 22

4 Sessions $30 each. Recorded Zoom sessions.

7:00am - 7:30am - Learn an Old Time Tune: Grub Springs

Practice the tune in various ways. Learn new and old practice techniques.

7:45am - 8:15am - Arpeggio Practice

We will use drones and practice arpeggios. We will then relate these arpeggios to songs and tunes. 

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


Mini Practice Classes – Learn Hollow Poplar and Bowing Exercises for Rhythm and Your Own Tune Variations

Three topics with three sessions each at $25 per session. Recorded Zoom sessions.

July 25, 26, 27

11:30am – 12:00pm Learn Hollow Poplar

Practice the tune in various ways. Learn how to make up variations. Learn new and old practice techniques.

August 2, 3, 4

9:00am - 9:30am Bowing Exercises for Rhythm

We will practice different bowing patterns and rhythms.

August 16, 17, 18

12:00pm - 12:30pm Coming Up With Your Own Variation to Tunes

We will start with Shove the Pig’s Foot (you must know the song already) and if time, explore others like Whiskey Before Breakfast and Angeline the Baker.

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


NOTTINGHAM JAMS, VARYING LEVELS AND STYLES (all are welcome to drop in)

Monday Evening Jams 7:00pm-8:30pm $5-$10/session

Intermediate/Advanced - Old Time, Bluegrass, Canadian

July 11, 18, 25

August 1, 8, 15

Tunes:

Rachel, Grub Springs, Devil on the Stump, Dixie Hoedown, Cherokee Shuffle, Shove the Pig’s Foot, Big Sciota, Gold Rush, Salt Creek, Bluegrass Stomp, Shenandoah Valley Breakdown, Liberty, Over the Waterfall, Old Joe Clark, St. Anne’s Reel, Woodchoppers Reel, Maple Sugar, Mouth of the Tobique, Salt Spring and more

 

Tuesday Afternoon Jams 1:00pm - 2:00pm $5-$10/session 

Beginner/Intermediate

July 5, 12, 19, 26

August 2, 9, 16             

Tunes:

Over the Waterfall, Liberty, Mairi’s Wedding, TN Waltz, Ashokan Farewell, Amelia, Angelina Baker, Big Sciota, Cherokee Shuffle, Cripple Creek, Kesh Jig, Red Haired Boy, Red Wing, Road to Boston, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Seneca Square Dance, Shove the Pig’s Foot, Swallowtail Jig, Whiskey Before Breakfast and more

 

Tuesday and Wednesday Evening Jams 7:00pm - 8:30pm $5-$10/session

Beginner/Intermediate - Bluegrass Sung Jam

July 5 (Tues.)

July 13 (Wed.)

July 26 (Tues.)

August 3 (Wed.)

August 9 (Tues.)

August 16 (Tues.)