Veteran bluegrass performer and instructor Orrin Star will be continuing his Fisrt Saturday Mandolin Workshops in Cheverly, MD, on January 6th and on February 3rd. He will also be bringing his duo (with DC-area guitarist/singer John Seebach) to the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage on Tuesday January 9 from 6-7pm (a free concert).
Orrin’s First Saturday Mando Workshops:
January 6, 2007:
Deciphering the Fretboard: Double Stops.
In order to play songs in various keys and positions, you need to create your own mental map of the neck. Using two string mini-chords (double-stops) and the tune Silent Night this workshop will jump-start your understanding of the neck and introduce you to the essential technique of tremolo.
February 3, 2007:
More Tremolo and Rhythm: Ashokan Farewell
Ashokan Farewell is sublime waltz whose haunting melody is a perfect tremolo vehicle and whose exotic yet accessible chord structure is very gratifying to play. We’ll focus on both of these.
Workshops are Noon-2:00 p.m., include written hand-outs and cost $40.00.