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A blog for the folks attending Stan Lawrence's Bluegrass Rookies class on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

Post suggested material for study: songs, performing skills you'd like to develop, questions, etc. 

Comments on the previous classes welcome.  

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Is there a Bluegrass Rookies Class on Thursday 1/23?

Started by Joseph Lipman. Last reply by Bobby Owen Jan 23. 1 Reply

I've lost track for the status of this class. Is it still on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays?ThanksJoeContinue

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Comment by Stan Lawrence on November 15, 2013 at 6:33pm

Thanks for the folks who expressed their desire to continue the Bluegrass Rookies.   I hope everyone who MIGHT be interested in this will post comments so we can get this session where it needs to be to do the most good.  The people who met last night agreed on the following list of songs/tunes to work on.  

Sweetheart of Mine (Can't You Hear Me Callin)  G

Old Joe Clark  A

Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms  G

Blue Ridge Cabin Home  A

Amazing Grace  G

Little Georgia Rose G

High On a Mountain Top  G

Comment by Sheri Willis on September 26, 2013 at 7:48am
Hey Stan,
I'd attend this if I didn't have to miss the jam to do so. Hate to have to choose between the two. Another day would be better for me. What about Saturday?
Sheri
Comment by Stan Lawrence on September 26, 2013 at 7:37am

Sorry, but I have to cancel for the Bluegrass Rookies this week. Got a gig I have to rehearse for, and the others involved could only make it tonight (Thursday).  I'm considering re scheduling or perhaps a temporary hiatus for this activity. . . attendance has been quite sporadic, and the last couple of times there weren't enough to make a band.  Do folks involved in this have suggestions, complaints, comments of any kind?

Comment by Bobby Owen on January 10, 2013 at 2:27pm

I will not there tonight, head cold from Hades, double ear infection and a ruptured eardrum.Hope to see you next time!

Comment by Stan Lawrence on January 10, 2013 at 11:35am

Hey Folks, unless there are objections (in which case someone has to learn the words and be prepared to sing and lead the song), I am deleting My Walkin Shoes Don't Fit Me Anymore from the songlist. It was Daniel's pick, and since he has left us for the wilds of New England, we should replace it.

Comment by Bobby Owen on January 3, 2013 at 6:20pm

Sheri, there is no turning back now. You have made the leap! Don't FRET over the number of songs, you'll have them down before you know it. And if you don't, that's ok too. No pressure from any of us.

 

 

Comment by Stan Lawrence on January 3, 2013 at 3:32am

We're all doin the best we can with what we got. . . and remember: just take away ONE thing that will stick with you for each of these sessions.  It adds up.  If you can't come up with a whole break, go for half; we'll do split breaks. . . they sound real nice and musical.  Great to see the discussion here.

Happy New Year!

Comment by Sheri Willis on January 2, 2013 at 8:28pm

Hey Thanks Bobby!  I'll at least try to learn the chord progression by next class.  I am currently working 7 days a week so I'm going to have to pick only a couple I can come with a solo  for.  I should be able to do "Little Cabin Home on the Hill" no problem and I am currently working on a banjo break for "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms".  For the others, I'll at least learn the chord progression.  Man, Stan's really working us!  I might need to hang with the Slow Jammers from now on!  :)

Comment by Bobby Owen on January 2, 2013 at 9:00am

Hey Phillip / Sheri, we do Walking Shoes in G. Hope you have a happy 2013.

 

 

Comment by Phillip Clark on December 30, 2012 at 8:04pm

On "Walking Shoes", I was playing G shapes, but I don't remember if we had the capo on - so was it in "G" or "A"?

We were also doing Bill Cheatham and Old Joe Clark

 

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