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AMERICAN BANJO CAMP ONLINE 2021
The 2021 Bluegrass and Old-Time Banjo online event was held on September 11th and 12th and featured these teachers:
• Alan Munde – Bluegrass BanjoEach teacher taught on both days. A different workshop each day.
• Lukas Pool – Old-Time Banjo
• Casey Henry – Bluegrass Banjo
• Ken Perlman – Old-Time Banjo
• Jeff Scroggins – Bluegrass Banjo
• Molly Tenenbaum – Old-Time Banjo
• Greg Cahill – Bluegrass Banjo
• Stephen Wade – Old-Time Banjo
If you missed the Online Camp (or any of the monthly workshops) you can still get access to the video recordings; see below under "Past Workshops."
ABC Online Concerts
Like so many events, ABC had to cancel our 2020 camp due to the danger posed by the Covid 19 pandemic. To mark the occasion that ABC would have taken place in 2020 we sponsored an online concert featuring our proopsed faculty via "Zoom" on Sunday evening, Sept. 13.
ABC Online Workshops
ABC sponsors a series of workshops in topics relating to bluegrass banjo, old-time banjo and potentially other instruments featured at ABC, (e.g. bass, guitar, fiddle, mandolin). Workshops are one hour and fifteen minutes in length, and are broadcast over Zoom. There are opportunities to ask questions and – to some extent - for instructors to monitor student progress individually. You can sign up for one or two workshops or sign up for a whole day of workshops.
We are holding workshops on the second Saturday of most months and alternating between Bluegrass Banjo and Old-Time Banjo.
We have video recordings and handouts from most of our past workshops. If you missed the workshops when they were first presented you can still see and hear them as well as read any handouts. Each workshop is approximately 75 minutes long. The cost is $20 per workshop.
To arrange for the video and any handouts from one or many past workshops, go to our
miscellaneous payments page,
fill in your Name, Email, and the total Amount for your chosen workshop or workshops ($20 each).
Then in the Comments field list the teacher(s) and mm/dd/yy date(s) for the workshop(s) you want.
When we get that payment we will email you the handouts and link(s) to the workshop(s) you chose.
For further information about availability send email to:
NOTE: On occasion our email responses are misidentified as spam. Please make sure email from email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com can get through to you.
|Past ABC Online Bluegrass Banjo Workshops|
|12/12/20||Greg Cahill||Playing in the Keys of C, D, and F|
in G Tuning, without a Capo
|12/12/20||Gina Furtado||The Art of Tasteful Backup|
|12/12/20||Alan Munde||Upgrade Your Lick Vocabulary.|
Learn a Load of Licks in G, C, and D
|12/12/20||Jeff Scroggins||Intros & endings - Learn the Common Ones & How to Create Your Own|
|2/13/21||Kristin Scott Benson||The Nuts and Bolts of Rolling Backup: How to Create Your Own Functional & Interesting Backup.|
|2/13/21||Mike Stahlman||Essential Scruggs Techniques for Right and Left Hands|
|2/13/21||Alison Brown||The Art of Chord Melody Playing on 5-String|
|2/13/21||Mike Munford||Blending Scruggs & Melodic Styles|
|5/8/21||Tom Adams||Playing Breaks, Backups, and Endings on Vocal Numbers in the D Chord Position|
|5/8/21||Frank Evans||Picking Up the Speed|
|5/8/21||James McKinney||The Art of Single-String Playng in Bluegrass|
|5/8/21||Kristin Scott Benson||Up the Neck Backup: Concepts and Techniques|
|9/11/21||Alan Munde||A Non-Theory View of Music Theory|
|9/11/21||Casey Henry||Everything You Wanted to Know About Minor Chords|
|9/11/21||Jeff Scroggins||Up-tempo Bluegrass Waltzes|
|9/11/21||Greg Cahill||How to Transpose Any Solo from G to C and D|
|9/12/21||Alan Munde||Bluegrass Banjo Workout|
|9/12/21||Casey Henry||Learn "Little Maggie" in G|
|9/12/21||Jeff Scroggins||Musical Voicings and How to Use Them|
|9/12/21||Greg Cahill||Tips That Make Learning Songs and Tunes Easier|
|Past ABC Online Old-Time Banjo Workshops|
|1/9/21||Lukas Pool||Playing Melodies Up the Neck|
in Double C Tuning
|1/9/21||Stephen Wade||Banjo Portraits|
|1/9/21||Ken Perlman||A Crooked Tunes Survival Kit|
|1/9/21||Molly Tenenbaum||Banjoing a Fiddle Tune—Clawhammer|
|4/10/21||Riley Baugus||Exploring Open D, or "Reuben" Tuning (f#DF#AD)|
|4/10/21||Paul Brown||Soul of the Banjo: the Core Characteristics and How to Bring Them Out|
|4/10/21||Ken Perlman||Beyond the Galax Lick: the Arpeggio Technique in Clawhammer|
|4/10/21||Allison de Groot||Using Chord Shapes as a Road Map for Melody Around the Neck|
|9/11/21||Lukas Pool||Learn Two Tunes from the Great Roots Fiddler Marcus Martin|
|9/11/21||Ken Perlman||Keith Picking, Clawhammer Style|
|9/11/21||Molly Tenenbaum||What’s the Deal with C Tunes?|
|9/11/21||Stephen Wade||Exploring the Musical Styles of Hobart Smith|
|9/12/21||Lukas Pool||Secrets of Old-Time Banjo Set-Up|
|9/12/21||Ken Perlman||Wade Ward’s Clawhammer Style|
|9/12/21||Molly Tenenbaum||Four Ways to Play in the Key of F and Why|
|9/12/21||Stephen Wade||A Cornucopia of Tunings|
Please feel free to ask any questions about these new programs. We're finding ways to share and teach traditional music despite the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic. Email is welcome 24 hours a day (and may be answered at the strangest hours!) and phone questions are welcome in the afternoons and evenings. See the Contact Us page.
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