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Tone, Taste, and Timing: A Mandolin Workshop with David McLaughlin
July 30 @ 3:00 pm| Sliding Scale
The Handmade Music School presents Tone, Taste, and Timing: A Mandolin Workshop with David McLaughlin on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT. 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).
David will share his knowledge and provide advice on developing a clean and tasteful playing style on the mandolin. Emphasizing the importance of playing only what is necessary, topics to be discussed include how to improve timing, tone, and speed. With a strong focus on rhythm, this workshop will also address how to be a better rhythm player.
David McLaughlin is perhaps best known for his signature playing and harmony singing with the Johnson Mountain Boys, appearing on eight of their albums on Rounder Records and garnering two Grammy nominations. The band’s live album won the first International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Album of the Year award. David played lead guitar and sang brother duet-style harmonies with Josh Crowe on an album called “Going Back” that they recorded together for Rounder. Numerous session credits include his work with Appalachian singer and National Heritage Fellowship winner Hazel Dickens. David and the rest of the Johnson Mountain Boys were announced as 2020 inductees into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
Please consider a donation to today’s teaching artist and The Handmade Music School (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). Thanks!