Mandolin workshops


#1

So, what mandolin workshops have you been to, and what did you like or dislike about them.
My favorite workshop was a couple of years ago that was at the http://WVfest.com. Anthony Hannigan was the host and he was great! If you haven’t heard him play, you should check him out:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZhb1a8NSCU&feature=related[/video]

My favorite part of the workshop was that the group of us, about 8, had a jam session where we went around the circle and we all took a coupe of turns playing lead. I haven’t had much experience doing this so if was fun to do it in such a “safe” atmosphere.

jim


#2

Never been to a workshop. Only played Mando for about 3 months. Though I am attending
my 1st Mando circle hopefully on June 2nd. :smiley:


#3

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Never been to a workshop. Only played Mando for about 3 months. Though I am attending
my 1st Mando circle hopefully on June 2nd. :smiley:

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That sounds like fun! You’ll have to tell me how it goes.
jim


#4

This video posting by jiminkansas is an excellent resource for beginners and intermediates alike. Not what they are playing, but the way in which it is played “as a group” Circle jams can be alot of fun or a trainwreck. Pay close attention to how each player "hands off to the next, but yet Hannigan is leading the group throughout the arrangement. JMHO