The Handmade Music School presents Recipes from the Blue Ridge Banjo Kitchen with Mac Traynham on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 3:00 EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is a minimum contribution of $5 (suggested donation of $15).
How to Make Your Clawhammer Stew Taste More Traditional
Using a word picture approach, Mac will demonstrate several tunes and techniques from Blue Ridge masters of the past that can help your Clawhammer stew taste more traditional. Non-melodic ingredients such as tunings, rhythms and drones when mixed with variations of the basic right and left hand techniques can create a flavor that will make your stew appeal to anyone’s musical appetite.
Clawhammer Banjo Tunes to Demo:
aDADE Shootin Creek
Old Jimmy Sutton
aEAC#E Sourwood Mountain
Cluck ol Hen
Pretty Little Girl (JB’s Dream)
Dineo (Sail Away Ladies)
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.
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