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  • Bill Evans Bluegrass Banjo Workshop Author of Banjo For Dummies and one of the worlds most experienced (and down-to-earth) teachers!

    One of the best banjo pickers on the planet. Mark Wittington, San Jose Mercury News

    Sunday, May 11, 2014: 25pm $55 advance / $60 door Morse Academy, 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116

    Reserve your spot by contacting Bill at bill@billevansbanjo.com / 510-528-1924 or Janet Beazley at jmbeazley@gmail.com / 858-353-8668

    Topics: Bluegrass Jam Survival Skills & Working Up Your Own Scruggs-Style Solos

    A hands-on workshop designed for all levels but ideal for those with one or more years of experience.

    Bluegrass Banjo Jam Survival Skills: If youre looking to gain more confidence playing with others, this is for you! Topics include the role of the banjo in a jam, what you should play to accompany others, using your ear to hear chord changes and learning to follow the guitar, vamping, roll patterns and up-the-neck backup, using fill-in licks, negotiating kick-offs and endings, and using the capo to play in all keys. Get ready for the summer festival season with this practical and fun workshop designed for all level players! Working Up Scruggs-Style Banjo Solos: One of the greatest challenges for bluegrass banjo players at all levels is finding the melody on the fingerboard and choosing just the right rolls and

    licks to create their own legitimate sounding, driving bluegrass solos. Bill will show you how to choose a key for a solo, how to find the melody notes, and hell reveal how melodies are related to chord progressions. Hell then move on to show how roll choices can enhance the effectiveness of solos as well as teach many basic licks that come up again and again in Scruggs greatest solos, taking you through a step-by-step process unlocking the secrets of great soloing and improvising. Bill will also present an analysis of several classic Earl Scruggs solos, showing how the master himself used roll patterns and licks to create his signature sound. Bill Evans is one of the best bluegrass banjo teachers & workshop leaders in the world. His instruction is practical, down-to-earth and designed for the adult learner. Bill has performed with David Grisman, David Bromberg, Peter Rowan, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and many others in a professional career that now spans over three decades. He currently tours with his solo show The Banjo in America. Bill has taught at virtually every banjo camp in the world and he produces his own annual sold-out events in Nashville (the Sonny Osborne NashCamp Banjo Camp) and California (the California Banjo Extravaganza). He hosts six popular instructional DVDs for Homespun Tapes, the Murphy Method and AcuTab and has taught thousands of students from all over the world, including Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters), Greg Liszt (Bruce Springsteen, Crooked Still), Jayme Stone and Wes Corbett (Joy Kills Sorrow). His 2012 CD In Good Company features 26 guest artists, including Tim OBrien and the Infamous Stringdusters, was named to many Best Of lists and was a #1 CD on the Cashbox/Roots Music Report Bluegrass and Folk charts and the Folk DJ-List charts. www.billevansbanjo.com / www.youtube.com/BillEvansBanjo / email: bill@billevansbanjo.com