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 a recording engineer and Studio Director of Floyd Creative Studios. He has toured internationally, played hundreds of squaredances and worked in the studio with many award-winning artists.