The Handmade Music School offers unique learning experiences in music, history, and dance with master teachers. Events offer high quality instruction and performances from local and global master artists and are focused on preserving, sharing, and celebrating the musical traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Events are held online, at The Floyd Country Store, and at local venues in Floyd, Virginia. Register today for a workshop, class, lecture, performance, or a multi-day camp!
The Handmade Music School is currently offering workshops through our Handmade at Home Virtual Workshop Series. Workshops are offered weekly with some of the best musicians, dancers, historians, songwriters and more. Stream live on CrowdCast platform or tune in any time after the event to watch the replay! Follow us on Crowdcast at crowdcast.io/handmademusic.
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Old Time Backup Guitar with Mac Traynham (SOLD OUT)
March 25 @ 4:00 pm
The Handmade Music School is offering a series of one-hour afternoon workshops as part of the Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the the Floyd EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia. Cost is $25 per workshop.
Old Time Backup Guitar with Mac Traynham
Friday, March 25, 2022 from 4:00-4:50pm
Art Space @ the Floyd EcoVillage
Guitar is the backbone of the Virginia string band sound and Mac Traynham is a master rhythm player. Learn fills, bass runs, and the basics and stylistic techniques of backing up a band and playing behind singing.
About the Instructor
Mac Traynham is an accomplished fiddler and banjo player as well as a fine guitar player and singer. Influenced by well known and obscure musicians of the past, Mac has developed a hard-driving style of playing which keeps the rhythm going strongly and delights dancers! He teaches at numerous music camps and has won many ribbons from various Fiddler’s Conventions. Also a world-class luthier who spent time learning from master Round Peak builder Kyle Creed, Mac builds his own fine banjos at his shop in Floyd County, VA.
PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED
The Handmade Music School is requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid test for entry into Old Time Get Together workshops. When purchasing your ticket, you are agreeing to this requirement and will have your Covid Vaccination card or negative Covid test results at the door when you arrive at the EcoVillage on March 25th. Thanks!