Image result for bluegrass jam iconNext club jam: the NIBGA meeting will be held on the third Sunday, April 15 The jam is from noon-5p at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46899. Beverages and food available.

Jessica Grossman recently returned from IBMA Leadership Bluegrass. Her interesting report is worth reading. Find a PDF of the report HERE

 
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Only 2 more days until the shows start! Of course, the jamming has already begun.
Don't forget about special events on Saturday... the day starts with Kitty McIntyre's fiddle workshop at 10:00. Kid's Korner will also be running in the morning. The Intermediate Jamming workshop will start at noon.
And you don't want to miss the gospel sing on Sunday morning at the stage! Help us make a joyful noise by singing along with Greg Aldrich and friends.
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Disappointed the Songwriter workshop is being missed again

 

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I'm ready for the festival this year they need tunes on that tractor

Atta boy Gregory Aldrich

How wonderful! Thank you so much for helping get the Noble County Community fairgrounds cleaned up!

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Fiddle Workshop!

Kitty McIntyre, co-owner of Famous Old Time Music Company and a very well-known and respected fiddle instructor from southern Ohio, will be sharing her fiddling knowledge with you on Saturday, May 26, at the Noble County Fairgrounds.

This workshop is included with your festival ticket.

Kitty McIntyre is famous for her "trick fiddling" which she and her husband, Vern, often showcase in their band "Appalachian Grass". And, as a sidenote, Appalachian Grass will be performing Thursday and Friday nights of the festival. See the website for more information on times and ticket prices. www.BluegrassUSA.net

While this workshop is geared towards past-beginner to intermediate level, players of all levels will find something beneficial. Topics to be covered during this 1-1/2 hour workshop, which begins at 10:00 a.m., include:

Techniques
How to work towards doing vibrato
Fingering exercises
Substitute fingers, don't hop them
Alternating fingers
Double stop exercises
Bow E and finger A
Bow E A E A, etc and finger A0, A1, A2, etc
Positions
Why use them
How to get there
How to get back

Analyze chord structure for a song
What key are you in
What are the chords in that key
How many beats in each chord

How to use a scales to improvise riffs
Straight line scales
Jagged scales
Circular scales
Scales that go up to go down
Scales that go down to go up

How to use chords to fancy up a tune
What harmony note to pick
Use fingerboard diagram
Find double stops in higher positions

Apply new riffs/harmonies to a particular tune

You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the bluegrass world!
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Fiddle Workshop!

Kitty McIntyre, co-owner of Famous Old Time Music Company and a very well-known and respected fiddle instructor from southern Ohio, will be sharing her fiddling knowledge with you on Saturday, May 26, at the Noble County Fairgrounds.  

This workshop is included with your festival ticket.  

Kitty McIntyre is famous for her trick fiddling which she and her husband, Vern, often showcase in their band Appalachian Grass.  And, as a sidenote, Appalachian Grass will be performing Thursday and Friday nights of the festival.  See the website for more information on times and ticket prices.  www.BluegrassUSA.net

While this workshop is geared towards past-beginner to intermediate level, players of all levels will find something beneficial.  Topics to be covered during this 1-1/2 hour workshop, which begins at 10:00 a.m.,  include:

Techniques
    How to work towards doing vibrato
    Fingering exercises
        Substitute fingers, dont hop them
        Alternating fingers
    Double stop exercises
        Bow E and finger A
        Bow E A E A, etc and finger A0, A1, A2, etc
    Positions
        Why use them
        How to get there
        How to get back        
 
Analyze chord structure for a song
    What key are you in
    What are the chords in that key
    How many beats in each chord
 
How to use a scales to improvise riffs    
    Straight line scales
    Jagged scales
    Circular scales
    Scales that go up to go down
    Scales that go down to go up
 
How to use chords to fancy up a tune
    What harmony note to pick
    Use fingerboard diagram
    Find double stops in higher positions
 
Apply new riffs/harmonies to a particular tune

You wont want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the bluegrass world!

 

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Any information regarding a potential workshop in southern Ohio? I would like to attend this one but Indiana is a bit far.

INTERMEDIATE JAMMERS WORKSHOP
Sat., May 26, 2018 & Sat, Sept 1, 2018
Mini Barn at Noble County Fairgrounds

     Are you a bluegrass picker who has been working on some new tunes this winter and are ready to jam with others to share what you’ve learned? Then join other intermediate pickers on Saturday in the mini-barn. We hope to raise the roof and fill it with bluegrass music.
     This workshop, by Maggie and Gary Bilby and friends, will cover any jam topics you may have plus includes LOTS of jamming. Come prepared with names of songs, what key, etc. They always have a GREAT time! See you there!
     Free workshop for festival ticket holders. See website for daily ticket prices, or buy a weekend ticket ($35) and attend all 4-days of this music festival. www.BluegrassUSA.netImage attachment

 

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Maggie, can you identify all of these people? Would like to tag them.

Would love to get mixed up in some of this bluegrass bass player guitar player going to kind of put it on hold for now I just had a heart attack about a week ago so in early stages of recovery doing pretty good

Thank you Tony for reminding me. Hope to see you there.

Oh would love it.

Go Darrell

Mary you to get Jim to picking

Richard A. Bair

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