Banjo From Scratch | Feb 15-17, 2019

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Banjo From Scratch | Feb 15-17, 2019


To enroll in this class, first click "register" and fill out the pop up form. Then, select your lodging and meal option below.


Instructor: Herb Trotman

($190 tuition + $71 - $291 lodging & meals package of choice)

Learn the basics of playing the 5-string banjo. We will cover simple chords and melody and how to blend the two into an
arrangement. Many styles will be discussed and demonstrated. Banjo mastery and mystery will be explored. All you need to bring is a working banjo with strap, a smile, and as many banjo jokes as you can find.

A limited number of banjos are available to loan for the class. Inquire at registration.

Class Level: Beginner/Novice

I sometimes view myself more as a custodian for a rather large amorphous therapy group.
— Herb Trotman

Herb Trotman, a lifetime banjo and guitar player, has owned and operated Fretted Instruments, an acoustic instrument store in downtown Homewood, Alabama since the early 1970s. He currently plays in The Herb Trotman Band. The band’s influences include: Tim O'Brien, Guy Clark, John Prine, Greencards, and The Steel Drivers. In the past, Herb performed with the Spaulding Brothers band and the Front Porch String Band. His band has made appearances at myriad festivals and the Acoustic Café in Hayden, Alabama and plays for groups such as the Birmingham Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance. Herb’s talent is showcased on Fretted Instruments’ annual Christmas CD and can often be heard during jam sessions held at the store. 

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Alternatively, you may reserve your space in the class by paying tuition only at this time. Lodging and meals may be purchased at a later date.