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Bluegrass Banjo: From Imitation to Improvisation with Gina Furtado (New Day)
June 3 @ 3:00 pm| Sliding Scale
The Handmade Music School believes in celebrating diversity and inclusion through our region’s music. The Handmade Music School, along with many others in the music industry, will observe “Black Out Tuesday” on June 2nd. This is a time to listen, express love and promote understanding to make our world a better place. in light of this, Gina Furtado and The Handmade Music School have decided to postpone her workshop to Wednesday June 3rd at 3 PM. It is important for us to take a moment to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community. Please join us in honoring this moment and join us for Gina Furtado’s workshop on Wednesday at 3 PM. Thanks for your support! #theshowmustbepaused
The Handmade Music School: Online Sessions presents Bluegrass Banjo: From Imitation to Improvisation with Gina Furtado on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 3:00pm. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is $1 to $100 (suggested donation of $15).
In this workshop, we’ll go over several tips and tricks for making improvising simple and creating basic solos on the fly in a bluegrass jam setting. We’ll delve into common bluegrass keys and how to play with confidence in these keys; simple licks that can be reused and recycled in a number of chords; and template patterns that you can fall back on when you are feeling in over your head. This is designed for a broad range of skill levels.
Twice nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Banjo Player of the Year, Gina began touring up and down the east coast in her tween years with her siblings, earning countless ribbons from fiddlers conventions, a strong reputation in the regional bluegrass scene, and a stamp from Bluegrass Today as “absurdly talented”. She developed national recognition with her four years playing for Chris Jones and the Night Drivers. Her latest album, True Colors, was released in September 2017 and debuted at #13 on Bluegrass Billboard Charts, and boasts two #1 songs on Bluegrass Today Charts. Gina was featured on the cover of Banjo Newsletter in the December 2017 issue, along with her original tune “Saylor’s Creek”. She is highly sought after as an instructor at music camps across the United States. She is also the proud mom of three kids; Jonah, Max and iris.
Learn more at ginafurtadobanjo.com.