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Beginner, Continuing, and Advanced Beginner 5-String Old-Timey Banjo

UPDATED 12/10/2022

6-week session with instructor Ed Sweeney
Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 11, 25

Blackstone River Theatre will offer TOTAL BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 11:00 to 11:45 p.m.; CONTINUING BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. and ADVANCED BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. with Ed Sweeney on Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 11, 25. These will be small group classes geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Fee is $100 per student per six-week session, pre-payment necessary. Minimum two needed to hold class. Maximum 5 students. In these classes you will learn the basics of playing the old-time Appalachian banjo style including tuning, ornamentation and basic frailing to drop thumb melodic playing. We will work on ear training and as we progress, discover the many different tunings of old timey banjo and why one would want to use different tunings. Participants must bring their own 5-string banjo!

HOW TO REGISTER 
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 5 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in a banjo class, please:
1. E-mail brt@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864