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FAI Winter Music Camp 2016 – Instructor/Classes

Updated December 9, 2015

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Josh Baca – Tex Mex Accordion

Radoslav Lorkovic – Sideperson Tips & Techniques for Accordion


Bajo Sexto

Max Baca – Bajo Sexto



Alison Brown - Banjo Master Class

Betse & Clarke - Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Duets

Diane Bouska – Intro to Bluegrass Banjo

Ross Nickerson – Basic of Bluegrass Banjo, How to Build your Banjo Skills, Improvising on the Banjo while only knowing chords, Playing banjo in different keys and up the neck.

Blind Boy Paxton – Old Time Banjo  

Enda Scahill - Tenor Banjo Techniques for Irish Music

Clarke Wyatt - Intermediate Old Time Banjo - Three Shapes to Banjo Glory, Intermediate Old Time Banjo - Playing the Melody


Bass Guitar (Upright)

Jake Erwin – Swing Bass, Tone, Technique & Time

Noel Hernandez – Latin Bass Styles



Natalie Haas – Celtic Cello


Dobro & Lap Style Slide Guitar

Chad Graves - Beginners Dobro

Martin Harley – Lap Style Slide in D Tuning



Betse & Clarke - Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Duets

Betse Ellis - Hands-on Theory for Fiddlers & Friends, Singing with the Fiddle

Alasdair Fraser – Celtic Fiddle

Elana James  – Western Swing Fiddle – Rhythm & Fills, Western Swing Fiddle – Soloing & Improvisation

Blind Boy Paxton – Old Time Fiddle

Adam Tanner – Intro to Old Time Fiddle


Global Folk Music

David Amram - class titles TBA


Group/Band Classes

Betse & Clarke - Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Duets

Alisdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – Playing as Duo

Ragpicker StringBand – Work It Up As a Trio

Los Texmaniacs – Tex Mex Music 

WeBanjo3 - Irish Folk Music



Diane Bouska – Intro to Bluegrass Guitar

Steve Dawson – Bottleneck Slide Guitar, Bottleneck Guitar Soloing

Martin Harley – Bottleneck Slide in G Tuning

Mary Flower – Blues Guitar, Ragtime Guitar

Martin Grosswendt – The Guitar of Blind Willie Johnson

Corey Harris – African Blues, Reggae Guitar, Trance Blues, Fingerstyle Blues

Bill Kirchen – Saturday Night Songs - Singing Classic Country, Honky Tonk Electric Guitar, Moving from Electric to Acoustic Guitar

Albert Lee - Master Class

Bill Nash – Guide to Altered Tunings With Multiple Capos

Fergal Scahill - DADGAD Style Guitar

Whit Smith – Swing Guitar – Chords & Rhythm, Swing Guitar – Soloing and Improv

Adam Tanner – Intro to Old Time Guitar

Redd Volkeart – Country Guitar, Chicken' Picken



Rich Delgrosso – Blues Mando I, Blues Mando II

Martin Howley - Irish/Celtic Mandolin

Adam Tanner – Old Time Mandolin

Roland White – Mandolin – Beginning to Improvise, Mandolin – Ditch the Bluegrass Grip, Mandolin – Bluegrass Double-Stop Shop, Mandolin – Monroe Style and Story Time, Mandolin – Playing in Other Keys, Mandolin – Blues in Bluegrass


Performance Skills

James Keelaghan – 15 things I never want to see on stage and 5 things I do



Radoslav Lorkovic  – Side person Tips & Techniques for the Piano, Composition through Improvisation

Blind Boy Paxton – Blues & Ragtime Piano Styles



Steve Dawson & Linda McRae – The Art of Production – How it all goes down from the initial discussions, to budgets to pre-pro, to recording, mixing, etc.



BettySoo – Hearing and Singing Intervals, Working out Vocal Harmonies

Hot Club of Cowtown – Western Swing Vocal Harmonies

Bill Kirchen - Saturday Night Songs - Singing Classic Country

The Sojourners – Gospel Harmony Singing & The Roots of Freedom Songs

Elise Witt – Impromptu Glorious Chorus™



BettySoo – Group Songwriting Critiques

James Keelaghan – Writing Story Songs – From research to inspiration to the dynamics of telling a story and finding a melody to deliver it.

Linda McRae – Writers Block – Bah humbug, techniques to get writing again; Songwriting with Intent – How to Write Songs with Heart – what is your truth?



Danny Fowler – Swing Ukulele, Ukulele Basics, Circle of Fifths for Ukulele


Writing Charts

Steve Postell - Writing Good Charts

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