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Southern Weekend Online 2021

Creole Fiddle

Mitch Reed
Further delving into the lost tunes of Creole music, Mitch will teach a French Creole tune from the Lonce Meg, the music of the Ardoin tradition, as played by Canray Fontenot.

Birth of the Blues

Sparky Rucker,Rhonda Rucker
Sparky and Rhonda will talk about their blues mentors and teach some of their favorite songs.

Finger Style Banjo

Sam Bartlett
Using rolls, chords, and simple fingering, Sam will help you bring you finger picking into the logic and groove of old time music. Students will learn a few tunes, all by ear in G tuning.

Toward Freedom & Justice

Sparky Rucker,Rhonda Rucker
Sparky and Rhonda explore songs & stories for social change and justice, celebrating our past with some of the most inspiring stories from history.

Cajun Jam

Mitch Reed,Blake Miller
A chance to play along on classic Cajun standards and more at easy going tempos.

Songs of the Civil War

Sparky Rucker,Rhonda Rucker
Sparky and Rhonda discuss highlights of the war and sing some of its songs, including perspectives of the North and South, both black and white.

Old Time Guitar in 3/4

Molly Mason
Learn accompaniment techniques for old time songs and waltzes like, More Pretty Girls Than One and Swannanoa Waltz.

Mountain Voices

Sparky Rucker,Rhonda Rucker
Songs from the rich heritage of Southern Appalachia, including the African American component of this culture and some of the ballads.

Old Time Mandolin

Sam Bartlett
Sam will teach the melody and chords to a few choice tunes. This will be done by ear in small, easy to digest sections.

Old Time Guitar in 4/4

Molly Mason
Learn accompaniment techniques for old time songs and tunes from the Skillet Lickers to Jimmie Rodgers.

Cajun Fiddle

David Greely
A Cajun dance hall two-step with emphasis on its Caribbean qualities and variation on melody.

Body Percussion

Evie Ladin
Understand syncopation by literally incorporating rhythms on your body. Clap, step, sing with your human instrument.

Old Time Banjo

Brad Leftwich
Some straight-ahead old-time clawhammer banjo tunes in the Round Peak tradition.

Humdingers Concert

Humdingers
A rare opportunity by this amazing old time band in concert—not to be missed!

Cloggerobics (Canceled)

Evie Ladin
Apologies! This class was canceled but we hope you'll all hop into the Humdingers concert and freestyle along with their great music. (Use zoom link above)

Creole Accordion

Jeffery Broussard
Keys of B-flat, E, D, and G class will accommodate beginners, intermediate, and advanced

Old Time Fiddle

Brad Leftwich
Something a little jazzier - rags and two-steps

Old Time Harmony Singing

Evie Ladin
Using Carter Family-style singing as a jumping off place, we'll find harmony lines that may weave around the melody, cross or create unisons, and develop a better ability to hear and find parts, as well as learn what gives these harmonies their particular old-time country sound, and power.

Slow Jam

Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
Beautiful old time tunes played at a slow, accessible tempos. Some will be familiar standards others may be new to you. All instruments are welcome.

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Jeffery Broussard
Come dance, play along or sit back and enjoy this fabulous band live from Southern Louisiana.

Cajun Fiddle

David Greely
A dance hall waltz with emphasis on melody variations and syncopated phrasing.

Old Time Banjo

Brad Leftwich
For those more lyrical tunes, the thumb-lead two-finger style of Grayson-Carroll Counties, Va.

Opening Concert & Jam

All Staff
Enjoy a sampling of what each person will be teaching, then sing, play, and dance along!

Cajun Accordion

Blake Miller
Learn to play out of the home position with an old-fashioned Cajun two step.

Old Time Fiddle

Brad Leftwich
Good square dance tunes, with emphasis on propulsive, rhythmic bowing.

Cajun Guitar

Amelia Biere
Learn how to drive a whole Cajun dance with your right hand.

Cajun Accordion

Blake Miller
Playing a waltz with octaves and using the trick finger.

Cajun Dance Party with the Old-Fashioned Aces

Blake Miller,David Greely,Amelia Biere
Come dance, play along or sit back and listen to an hour of great Cajun waltzes and two steps with this superlative band.

Farewell Gathering/Jam

All Staff
One last chance to sing, play, and dance along!

Old Time Jam

Brad,Linda,Sam,Abby,Jay,Molly
All tunes will start slow then pickup a bit. All instruments are welcome. Come and join the fun!

Clogging (Beg/Int)

Abby Ladin
Learn the fundamental steps, how to string them together and keep a rhythmic pulse. If you already clog, Abby will challenge you with syncopation and beginning improvisation.

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