~ Clawhammer Workshops with Adam Hurt ~
~ Flatpick Guitar Workshops with Adam Schlenker ~
~ Mandolin Workshops with Tristan Scroggins (Beginner and Int/Adv) ~

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Clawhammer Banjo - Workshops with Adam Hurt
Presented by Nashville Acoustic Camps
Next block of workshops starting May 4th, 2021
4 workshops held every Tuesday evening in May

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We've been missing everyone so much over here at Nashville Acoustic Camps. And we've really missed getting to connect with our favorite instructors, as we know you have as well. That's we're so excited to present master clawhammer banjo teacher Adam Hurt, (click here to learn more about Adam and his incredible reputation as a banjo teacher and recording artist) one of our very favorite banjo instructors, teaching a weekly Zoom Clawhammer Banjo Workshop. Here's what Adam has to say about this upcoming class series...

Come join me in May for a weekly Zoom workshop series focused on some of my favorite tunes in the A-modal or “Sawmill” tuning: aEADE. The repertoire that I plan to cover is lovely, slightly spooky, and perfect both for solo enjoyment and to prepare for jamming with your musical friends whenever we all are able to gather in person again; I design my arrangements to stand well on their own or with chordal accompaniment but also to blend with an old-time fiddler. You will come away from the series having learned several nice new tunes as well as some licks that can be used to enhance other tunes in your repertoire, and with a sense of how to arrange melodies for clawhammer banjo in stronger-sounding and more efficient ways. 

We will be learning completely by ear with clear demonstration by me and much repetition as a group. Tablature will be provided as a memory aid, but not until AFTER each class session has finished. Not used to learning by ear? Have no fear! I break tunes into manageable-length segments for clean rhythmic looping, isolating unique content. This approach enables us to focus on the material that truly matters and is the most challenging, while bypassing any sections of music that are recycled from elsewhere. We will move slowly and cover all important left- and right-hand behavior so that nothing is left to chance. Since videos from the Zoom sessions will be made available to all participants, you can go back over anything that was out of reach when presented in real-time—again and again, without the pressure of having to “master” material by the time that each class session ends. 

In order to get the most out of this workshop series, I recommend that all participants have a solid command of the fundamentals of the clawhammer style, including drop-thumbing, as we will not be reworking basic technique. A fretted banjo is much better suited to the detail in my arrangements than a fretless banjo would be, and you should come to class tuned to gDGCD and already capoed at the second fret or tuned straight up to aEADE, as is my own preference. Each class session will last for 60-75 minutes, and participants will be muted for the entire period, the better for everyone to feel comfortable playing along with me and trying new things.

This workshop series will be ongoing, in four-class blocks. The first block of workshops will start Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. Each class will last about an hour to 75 minutes, every week on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 P.M. Eastern. (That's 5:30 P.M. Pacific, 6:30 P.M. Mountain, and 7:30 P.M. Central.) You'll get a meeting invite sent to your email at the beginning of the block of classes which will be your meeting invite for that block of workshops. Cost is $100 for each four workshop block. All sessions will be recorded so you can learn and play along on your own schedule if you can't make it to the live classes.

Click here to email Megan with Nashville Acoustic Camps for logistical questions about attending these awesome virtual workshops.

Click here to email Adam Hurt with clawhammer banjo and workshop content questions.

Flatpick Guitar - "Time to Level Up" Zoom Workshops with Adam Schlenker
Presented by Nashville Acoustic Camps
Next block of workshops starting Thursday, June 10th, 2021
4 workshops held every other week for 8 weeks

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We've been missing everyone so much over here at Nashville Acoustic Camps. And we've really missed getting to connect with our favorite instructors, as we know you have as well. That's we're so excited to present master guitar teacher Adam Schlenker, (click here to learn more about Adam and his vast experience as a guitar teacher) one of our very favorite flatpicking instructors, teaching a weekly Zoom Flatpicking Level Up Workshop. Here's what Adam had to say about the content of the class...

I can't wait to get together with everyone and dive into our flatpicking journey. I'm really excited to help you develop your creativity. The more options you have to choose from, the more variety you'll hear in your playing! Here are some of my main goals for the workshops.

*Developing your creativity which means having more options
*Breaking away from tabs and rote memory through mapping out tunes/melody lines
*Understanding how melodies and ideas are constructed
*Understanding how the mapping of the melody relates to the fretboard layout.
*Creating variations of licks and phrases via the melodic “Fence Posts”
*Understanding how picking techniques relate to the expression of the melody
*Applying what we learn about melodic mapping to soloing on vocal songs

These workshops will be entirely hands on and there will be listening assignments in between classes. We'll be working on critical listening and analysis throughout every workshop series. It's time to LEVEL UP!

This workshop series will be ongoing, in four-class blocks with a few weeks in between each block. The next block of workshops will start Thursday, June 10th, 2021. Each class will last about an hour, every other week on Thursday evenings at 7:30 P.M. Central. (That's 5:30 P.M. Pacific, 6:30 P.M. Mountain, and 8:30 P.M. Eastern.) You'll get a meeting invite sent to your email at the beginning of the block of classes which will be your meeting invite for that block of workshops. Cost is $90 for each four workshop block. All sessions will be recorded so you can learn and play along on your own schedule if you can't make it to the live class. 

Make sure you're tuned up and ready to play when the workshop begins. This class will be all about playing and creating - no time like the quarantine to really nail down your flatpicking and improvisational skills - this way you'll be ready to roll when we can all head out to festivals and jams! This class is best for upper beginners and beyond. 

Click here to email Megan with Nashville Acoustic Camps for logistical questions about attending these awesome virtual workshops.

Click here to email Adam Schlenker with flatpicking and workshop content questions.

Purchase previous workshops here!

Adam's Level Up Workshops are an ongoing series and he highly recommends that you work through the previous blocks of classes in order to get the full experience. When you purchase a block of recordings, wait for just a bit for us to receive the order and we willstart sending you the links to watch/download them as well as the accompanying handouts and YouTube links.

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Mandolin - Bluegrass Skill Builder Workshops
with Tristan Scroggins
Presented by Nashville Acoustic Camps

Next INT/ADV Block
Tuesdays June 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7:30 P.M. Central

Next BEGINNER Block
Mondays June 14, 21, 28 and July 5 at7:30 P.M. Central

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Int/Adv Mandolin Workshops

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BEGINNER Mandolin Workshops

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We've been missing everyone so much over here at Nashville Acoustic Camps. And we've really missed getting to connect with our favorite instructors, as we know you have as well. That's we're so excited to present master mandolin teacher Tristan Scroggins, (click here to learn more about Tristan and his approach as a mandolin player teacher) one of our very favorite mandolin instructors, teaching a weekly Zoom Bluegrass Skill Builder Workshop. Here's what Tristan had to say about the content of the class...

Welcome to the new and exciting Bluegrass Mandolin Skill Builder weekly Zoom workshop! Every week you can join in and play along with me - we'll learn fundamental principles such as tremolo, double stops, rhythm, and phrasing, as well as more specific content such as kickoffs, fills, and licks, all with a focus on bluegrass music. I'll break them down and show them to you as we go, no need to prepare anything ahead of time. We'll also start each session with a useful series of warmups and exercises. Things will go slowly and there will be a lot of repetition.

Because it's on Zoom, you'll be able to play along with me and make sure it's sounding right. During class, you will be muted so you don't have to worry that anyone is going to hear you. This class would best be described as intermediate as it will likely be too advanced for someone just starting on the mandolin but we won’t be able to get into the real details of advanced playing. However, we will cover a broad range of topics designed to build on each other. There will often be an “easy” and “advanced” version of what we cover.

This class is all about repetition, accuracy, and building the skills you need to get into that bluegrass jam with confidence. The class will last about an hour every week for four weeks, starting at 7:30 P.M. Central time. (That's 5:30 P.M. Pacific, 6:30 P.M. Mountain, and 8:30 P.M. Eastern.) You'll get a meeting invite sent to your email at the beginning of the four week block of workshops. That will be your meeting invite for the entire four weeks.Cost is $70 for a four week block of classes. All sessions will be recorded so you can learn and play along on your own schedule if you can't make it to the live class.

The workshops will be ongoing, in four-week blocks with a break of a week or two in between each block. The next INT/ADV block begins Tuesday, June 8th at 7:30 P.M. Central. The very first BEGINNER block begins Monday, June 14th at 7:30 P.M. Central.

Click here to email Megan with Nashville Acoustic Camps for logistical questions about attending these awesome virtual workshops.

Click here to email Tristan Scroggins with mandolin and workshop content questions.

All of us here at Nashville Acoustic Camps believe wholeheartedly in the value of the online guitar backup program Strum Machine. Megan, in her fiddle lessons/workshops and Adam in his flatpicking lessons and workshops, both recommend (oh, let's be honest, they pretty much require it) a subscription to Strum Machine. It is incredibly helpful for learning tunes, practicing improvisation, and just about everything you can think of when it comes to playing traditional music. Click here to learn more about the most popular and useful traditional music backup program there is on the whole planet.

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