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The String Band Symposium is an interactive Zoom class that links repertoire from several folk and roots music traditions, exercises and ideas to develop technique, and a survey of a number of forms and sounds that make up several string band traditions, with a special focus on how they have evolved and thrived in New England.
This participatory class will run every other week on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30-6:30, starting on February 3rd. It is open to all string players, but geared primarily towards guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele. Each lesson focuses on a single topic (such as the pentatonic scale, or jig rhythms), and provides exercises and tunes/accompaniments to which the concept can be applied. Some music theory will be presented, and it will be geared towards making theory useful in a traditional music context. The Zoom chat format allows for interactive questions and discussion, and lessons will be recorded and archived for use by registered students. PDFs will also be provided.
Spring dates: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 5/5, 5/19
"It's been great to have this opportunity, despite the obvious deficiencies with Zoom. I am a frequent attendee of the March Mandolin Workshops and would not come to NH for other workshops, so I'm glad to have this chance over the web. P.S. David Surette is an excellent teacher!" --String Band Symposium participant
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