Class Category: Alan O'Bryant

Ladies & Gentlemen! Lower Your 4th String!

Instructor: Alan O’Bryant Ladies & Gentlemen! Lower Your 4th String! (All): Using the tune “Wildwood Flower” in two positions, this class is packed with a variety of techniques and concepts: getting in tune with your lowered 4th playing tunes with a lowered 4th double thumb forward roll reverse square roll

Two Finger Melodic Style

Instructor: Alan O’Bryant Two Finger Melodic Style (All):  ‘Melodic style’ banjo is a style of 3 finger 5 string banjo playing that was created in the early 1960’s by banjoists such as Bill Keith and Bobby Thompson so that they could play note for note fiddle melodies.  ‘Two Finger Banjo Style’ is a playing style …

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East TN Blues w/Casey Campbell

Instructors: Alan O’Bryant w/Casey Campbell East TN Blues: East TN Blues, written by Charlie Bowman, performed by Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and country fiddlers like Tommy Jackson, amongst other.  This is a well loved American Old-Time fiddle song that has a rag-time feel.  We’ll be playing this in C, with open G tuning, two-finger melodic …

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