Sacramento Banjo Band's Banjo-Rama April 6 - 8, 2018
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
April 6 - 8, 2018

Workshops, Jam Sessions, Performances, Vendors

Admission:
3-day Weekend Pass: $50
Daily Pass: $20 (in advance)
$25 (at the door)

Free admission for kids
through high school age!

Flier


The Courtyard by Marriott
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA

Special Banjo-Rama rates:
Room with King: $99
Room with 2 Queens: $109

Banjo-Rama 2018
 

Workshops

  • Bev Anderson
  • Nathan Hanna
  • Bill Lowrey
  • Bill Sharp
  • Clay Wilson and Linda Green

Workshops
There are no fees for workshops, unless indicated in the description. Any fees involved in attending any workshops at Banjo-Rama are strictly as agreed on between the workshop presenter and the attendees. Presenters may appreciate a voluntary contribution to compensate for their time, effort and resources.

Friday, April 6

Bev Anderson
9:00 am Redwood Meeting Room
DeepDish GigBook
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Have your sheet music wherever you go! Learn the ins and outs of using DeepDish GigBook on your iPad. We will focus mostly on Getting Started: How to get tunes and how to find them quickly! Organize your music into folders and set lists, and know the difference. We will also look into annotation for those times when you might want to highlight a section, make a note of a key change, or even tell yourself to "watch out here." If we have time we will touch on how to use Collections & why you might want to, and sorting by genre, composer, or title.

Requirements: Apple iPad with GigBook and Drop Box installed. A free version of Drop Box is available in the App Store on your iPad. Search DeepDish GigBook on Google, or the app store on your iPad, to find a version for $9.99. (This is not the iGigBook app.) If you need help setting up prior to the workshop, contact bev@bevludlow.com.

Clay Wilson and Linda Green
1:00 pm Redwood Meeting Room
Ukulele 1
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Ukuleles are making a grand revival. Simple to play, and mellow in tone, they make a great diversion for fun and entertainment. Come learn the basics!
Bill Sharp
2:00 pm Redwood Meeting Room
iReal Pro
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iReal Pro is an easy-to-use tool to help musicians of all levels master their art. The app simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany you as you practice, and also lets you collect chord charts from your favorite songs for reference.

It is not necessary to have iRealPro to attend and appreciate the workshop. However, if you wish to own it, the app is available in the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for androids for $12.99. The app is also available for iPads, Macs and PCs.

Bill Lowrey
3:30 pm Redwood Meeting Room
Banjo Freak
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Do you want to look at how you play the banjo differently? Don't be a banjo geek, become a Banjo Freak. We'll learn to look at practice a whole new way. Don't just practice...practice deliberately. Let's explore how to get the most out of your banjo playing. Bring your ax.

Saturday, April 7

Nathan Hanna
9:00 am Ballrooms C & D
The Beauty of Simplicity
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These lessons will include comprehensive learning material which Nathan will provide for all participants. Players of all levels can benefit from these lessons and we will have plenty of fun along the way!
Bev Anderson
11:00 am Redwood Meeting Room
Playing the Washboard
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A half hour of playing and discovery with the washboard. Learn how to listen to the tunes, keep the beat, and add some interest by experimenting with different sounds available through the use of thimbles, brushes, and sticks. It's not just about scrapin' across the ribs.
Clay Wilson and Linda Green
1:00 pm Redwood Meeting Room
Ukulele 2
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Ukuleles are making a grand revival. Simple to play, and mellow in tone, they make a great diversion for fun and entertainment. Come learn the basics!
Jeff Green
Jeff Green
Bill Lowrey
Bill Lowrey
Greg Sabin
Greg Sabin
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