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Here are our current 2019 workshop dates:

Five String Banjo Workshop

Friday, August 16th through Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg,
Missouri


with Tim May and Dan Miller

During this three-day event Tim May and Dan Miller will present five 2.5 hour workshops covering all aspects of playing the 5-string bluegrass banjo.

Attendees will be split into two groups. Tim May will be teaching the intermediate-to-advanced students and Dan Miller will be teaching the beginning students. The instructors will answer any and all questions, but the general structure for the workshop presentations will be as follows:

1) Developing Speed, Accuracy, and Tone - to include banjo set up (Friday Evening)

2) Rhythm, Timing, and Groove - all aspects of banjo backup (Saturday Morning)

3) Developing Creative Solos - employing Scruggs, melodic and single string styles to develop your own solos (Saturday Afternoon)

4) Improvisation - how to take breaks on songs that you’ve never heard before (Saturday Evening)

On Sunday Morning students will have a choice:

5) Advanced Improvisation and Technique (Sunday Morning with Tim)

6) Learning Music By Ear (Sunday Morning with Dan)

Food and Lodging are available. Class sizes will be small so that individual attention can be given to each person.

If you are interested in signing up for any of the workshops, or if you need more information about cost, food, lodging, instructor bios, etc., please email or call Dan Miller at dan@flatpick.com or 573-823-5582.

Flatpicking Essentials Workshop for Guitar and Mandolin

Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg,
Missouri


with Tim May and Dan Miller

Come study for three days with
Flatpicking Essentials authors Tim May and Dan Miller. During this workshop there will be five 2.5 hour sessions. The topics will be as follows:

1) Developing Speed, Accuracy, and Tone (Friday Evening)

2) Rhythm, Timing, and Groove (Saturday Morning)

3) Developing Creative Solos (Saturday Afternoon)

4) Improvisation (Saturday Evening)

Sunday Morning you will have a choice:

5) Advanced Improvisation and Technique (Sunday Morning with Tim)

6) Learning Music By Ear (Sunday Morning with Dan)

Food will be provided and lodging is available. The number of attendees will be kept between 10 and 12 people so that everyone can receive personal attention. All levels of players are welcome.

For details, contact Dan Miller: dan@flatpick.com or 573-823-5582


Songwriting Workshop
Friday, November 8th through Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg,
Missouri


with Brad Davis

Grammy-winner Brad Davis is a talented songwriter, recording engineer, and multi-instrumentalist whose songs have been recorded by country music stars (most notably Tim McGraw), rock artists (movie actor Billy Bob Thornton and Tommy Shaw of Styx), and many top-notch bluegrass artists (Terry Baucom, Doyle Lawson, Tony Trishka, Phil Ledbetter, and many more). He has also written and recorded for a number of major motion pictures, including several Billy Bob Thornton movies (Jane Mansfiled's Car, Daddy n'Them).

In this three-day songwriting workshop Brad will not only work with the students to help them write song lyrics and melodies, he will also provide a wealth of information about how to best use your musical instrument to help tell the story of the song, and he will teach a workshop on how to make a professional sounding recording of your songs.

Food will be provided and lodging is available. The number of attendees will be kept between 10 and 12 people so that everyone can receive personal attention.
For details, contact Dan Miller: dan@flatpick.com or 573-823-5582






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