Beginning 5-String Banjo

Dates:March 18 - May 6, 2024
Meets:M from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location:UFM Solar Addition
Cost: $84.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This class will be an introduction to what is commonly called 'classic style' banjo, or fingerstyle playing. This style of playing was popular from the mid-19th century through the 1920s. It is the precursor of Scruggs Style bluegrass banjo and is an excellent foundation for anyone interested in learning three-finger bluegrass style. In this class, you will learn about the instrument, its history, tuning for C and G, chords and accompaniment, reading music and TAB, technique, and playing fun and simple pieces together as a group. Students will need to bring their own banjo. The instructor is happy to offer guidance if purchasing a banjo. All ages are welcome (youth should be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

Derrick Doty teaches traditional fiddle and banjo in Manhattan and has been playing and teaching for over two decades. Doty plays fiddle in the Tallgrass Express String Band and is the 2023 Kansas State banjo champion.
Fee: $84.00

UFM Solar Addition

1221 Thurston St

Derrick Doty

Date Day Time Location
03/18/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition
03/25/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition
04/01/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition
04/08/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition
04/15/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition
04/22/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition
04/29/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition
05/06/2024Monday7 PM to 7:30 PM UFM Solar Addition

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