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Watch Evie Ladin’s “Beyond the Bum Ditty: Practicing Syncopations” Workshop
 
Our Clawhammer Banjo instructor gave a Zoom workshop recently that covered all kinds of patterns, rolls, and licks. Watch the full session here.
By: Dan Gabel
November 5, 2021
 

Our Clawhammer Banjo instructor Evie Ladin recently hosted a live Zoom workshop called “Beyond the Bum Ditty: Practicing Syncopations and Their Application in Tunes.” You can watch the video from this workshop above. 

About the workshop, Evie says: “Pete Seeger coined the onomatopoetic term bum-ditty to get to the unusual right-hand technique particular to clawhammer banjo (and other instruments with a short drone string). Once you’ve mastered that motion, there are myriad ways to open up your rhythmic playing to get more in sync with the more fluid rhythms of the fiddle bow: drop thumb, i-skip, triplets, and more. We go through a number of these skills, and practice them in specific, common old-time tunes to increase fluidity without sacrificing steady rhythm.”

We suggested a $25 donation for workshop attendees and we had a donation jar available at the event (and below if you’d like to donate now), but we want you to be able to enjoy the workshop regardless of your financial circumstances, so please feel free to donate what you’re able to.

And sign up for Evie’s Clawhammer Banjo course on Peghead Nation to keep learning after the workshop!

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    ● In The Studio
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