This upright bass workshop will emphasize providing a solid rhythm for jams and band settings. Participants will get to practice good left and right hand techniques while familiarizing themselves with the finger board. Sure there’s gonna be lots of 1-5 but we’ll work on incorporating and understanding bass runs too!
The Handmade Music School, along with The Floyd Country Store, is excited to announce the Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together at the beautiful EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia! This amazing four day camp will take place Thursday, March 24 - Sunday, March 27, 2022 (rescheduled from March 2020). Instructors include Caleb Klauder, Sammy Lind, Nadine Landry, Reeb Willms, Tatiana Hargreaves, Jake Blount, Adam Hurt, and Phil Jamison. Cost is $400 for the four day camp.
This workshop for all levels will address the fundamental techniques and musical considerations necessary to produce solid and supportive bass playing. Topics to be discussed include common keys, timing, and the use of functional bass lines. We will also cover technical issues on the double bass as well as the role of the bass within an ensemble. Bring your own questions about bass playing and we will dive in. If you have friends, or a significant other, who plays old time music and you are tired of endlessly listening and not being part of the fun, this workshop is for you!
The Handmade Music School presents a bass workshop with Missy Raines on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 3:00-4:30pm. Join Missy for an intensive 90 minute bass workshop. We’ll cover some basic fundamentals including right hand technique, left hand technique, getting good tone, and keeping good time. We’ll hone our ear training skills a little and unlock the number system while playing a new song or two. We’ll also discuss the important role of the bass in a bluegrass band and how to be the best support player you can be. All levels welcome. Bring your instrument.
Join us on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for an Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Old-Time Bass Workshop with Joseph Dejarnette. This class will pick up where the bass from scratch workshop left off. We will work on developing good tone with an emphasis on driving rhythm that will be useful for playing in a traditional stringband setting.
Join us on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 for an Old Time Bass from Scratch Workshop with Joebass. No previous experience is necessary, but a general familiarity with southern old time music is helpful. Cost is $25.