Butch Baldassari Mandolin Workshops

Butch BaldassariButch Baldassari sent along a note to let let people know about a mandolin workshop he’s holding November 11, 2006 in the Nashville area. There will be workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. The workshops will be held at the Smyrna Assembly just ten minutes south of Nashville. The registration deadline is November 1st and the cost is $30 for beginners and $40 for intermediate and advanced workshops.

Butch is accepting payment via Paypal to smyrnagc@comcast.net or you can pay by check. Checks should be made out to Butch Baldassari and mailed to:

Hal Loflin
107 Brookfield Court
Smyrna, TN 37167

Beginner Workshop: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Focus will be on basic technique, picking patterns, easy tunes and songs, along with getting started playing with others in a slow jam type setting. Handouts will be in music and tablature (0-2 years experience).

Intermediate to Advanced Workshop: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Material for this workshop will require students to have a repertoire of fiddle tunes, along with breaks to songs. Additionally music from Bill Monroe’s 16 Gems book and CD will be covered (minimum 3 years experience required).