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The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Foundations of Clawhammer Banjo Workshop and Slow Jam w/ Chris Freeman
at The Parlor Room
Monday, March 6
6pm - 7:30pm
TICKETS: $30 GA / $20 MEMBERS
Join this small group as we explore the beginnings of the clawhammer style. Clawhammer is a strumming hand technique commonly used in old time banjo. We will learn the basic strum, some chords in basic tunings and take a look at a few simple fiddle tunes arranged for clawhammer banjo. Then we will move into a slow jam where we can practice the clawhammer techniques by slowly playing through a repertoire of songs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
FYI - Clawhammer style can be learned on other instruments than just banjo. Guitar and ukulele are also great candidates to learn this strumming technique and would be welcome in the class.
Chris Freeman is a singer/songwriter and banjo player who also happens to be the Executive Director and Artistic Director of The Parlor Room. He performs solo under the name FREEMANN and is also a member of the band Parsonsfield.
The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at parlorroom.org.
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Mon, Mar 6, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM