You know Yomada loves to do it with callers, right?
But equally, Yomada wants you to make the music and dance.
As a part of the Old-Time Tidal Wave 2014, on Saturday March 29 head to the Fernwood Community Center (1240 Gladstone Avenue) from 1:00-3:00pm (please arrive a few minutes early). Sign up by emailing email@example.com. We ask you bring cash and for only $20 per seminar, you can learn all you can sponge up from amongst the best music and dance minds of the Pacific Northwest. You may need a note pad, pen and recording device, if you're super keen.
2:00-3:00pmVocal Harmonies and Singing with Twin Bandit
Jamie and Hannah, Twin Bandit, can sing! And for the first time in their fast budding careers, they've offered to share their vocal song-craft. Seminar will range from vocal tips and techniques, to discussion about their unique influences and of course they'll have you singing with them by the end of the 1 hour session. All levels welcome, no special skills required except for an open heart, attentive ears and vocal chords.
1:00-2:30pm Old-Time Guitar with Katy Harris
Katy Harris will be sharing some of the fundamentals of old time back-up guitar. We'll go over rhythm, alternating bass, fun walks, and right hand technique.. all useful for playing with a fiddler in a jam or for a dance. We'll also talk about how to mesh with different styles of fiddlers. Geared toward beginners, open to all levels. Katy is somewhat obsessed with music and is constantly seeking out and listening to old recordings. She has a strong affection for dynamic players such as Riley Puckett, Roy Harvey and Jim Baxter, and this reflects in her playing. She plays guitar with The Hi-O Revelers, The Toad Lake Trio and Barb's Corn Dodgers.
1:00-2:30pm Old-Time Fiddle with Devin Champlin
In this seminar, Devin Champlin will teach a simple tune in standard tuning. We'll be learning by ear and focus on some basic bowing technique and ornamentation that can be applied to many tunes. Geared towards beginners, but open to all levels. Devin plays fiddle, mandolin, and guitar for square dances, honky tonks, and rent parties in a number of bands including The Hi-O Revelers, The Shadies, and The Crow Quill Night Owls. He has taught at various music festivals down the west coast.
1:00-2:30pm Old-Time Banjo with Charlie Beck
Learn fingerstyle banjo for old time songs and tunes. We'll look at a few right hand finger patterns and their variations. We'll learn some basic chord shapes and look at how to bring out melodies on the banjo within a song. Intermediate banjo experience helpful, but all levels are welcome. Questions, comments and singing are always welcomed too. Charlie’s natural feel for song and his personal involvement with music are reminiscent of the artists of the 1920's and 30's. Musicians such as Jimmie Rodgers, Blind Willie McTell, and Uncle Dave Macon had only their voice and acoustic accompaniment to entrance their listeners. Charlie plays with a great sense of rhythm, and he elaborates on the melodies and themes in his songs in ways that are virtuosic yet respectful to the mood of the tune. - see more http://www.charliebeck.net
3:00-4:00pm Old-Time Clogging at Logan's Pub (by donation)
Learn the basic techniques of Appalachian step-dancing, commonly referred to as clogging, buckdancing, or flatfooting. Emphasis will be placed on learning the solo, improvisational style and how to use percussive dance as a musical instrument.