This workshop is for anyone who plays traditional dance music – jigs, reels, waltzes, polkas – who wants to learn more about how to successfully play this music with other musicians.
Our first session is this coming Friday, November 10, from 6:30-8pm in the Tamworth Town House. There will be 2 more sessions on the 2nd Fridays of December 2023 and January 2024.
Bandcraft will be taught by Shana Aisenberg and Beverly Woods, who play together as String Equinox. We’ve each been playing this music for decades, and we’ve played it together for the last 27 years. We hope to help you successfully join the wonderful world of New England traditional dance music.
First session: Want to join a jam but not sure if you are ready? Want to know what to do if you want to sit in with a band, or join a band? Some of the subjects we will cover:
*How to collaborate effectively with other musicians, and how this varies with what instrument you are playing.
Future sessions: Session 2: Rhythm: How to Build Groove Together, December 8.
Session 3: Arranging and Harmony, January 12.
This program is generously supported by the Tamworth Foundation and the Tamworth Outing Club. We are grateful for their support, which enables us to offer this series of workshops free of charge. Hope you’ll join us!