Folk Banjo Basics with Mark Dvorak
Sunday • January 28 • 12:00 noon • $50
A ninety-minute workshop with Mark Dvorak exploring his approach to playing the 5-string banjo - folk style. Accompaniment techniques like up-picking, two-finger style and clawhammer will be highlighted as well as playing simple melodies. Bring your 5-string banjo in playable condition and be ready to dig in.
Mark Dvorak began teaching as an avocation, but his interest in working with students deepened and evolved into a way of life and a livelihood of "helping people teach themselves."
Since 1986, thousands of music students have passed through his classes. He has helped many a beginner get through their first chords and strums, and has hosted a catalogue of master classes and workshops on a range of subjects from old time banjo picking to the legacy of the great Lead Belly, to just about every other topic related to the study of the American folk song.