Music: “Bluegrass Dobro 101”

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Music: “Bluegrass Dobro 101”

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - May 21 @ 1:00 pm

$40.00 – $122.00

Deadline to Register: May 13th at 5:00pm

Title: Music: “Bluegrass Dobro 101”

Description: If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play a dobro guitar, this workshop is for you! This introduction to playing bluegrass style dobro guitar will be a 2-day, four hour a day class meeting on Friday, May 20 (5:00-9:00 pm) and Saturday, May 21st (9:00am-1:00pm). The following topics will be covered.

• Dobro history and anatomy
• Open & closed position scales
• Right- and left-hand techniques
• Intros & fills
• Rhythm & chops
• Practice drills
Along with the topics listed above we will learn a number of tunes including:
• “Home Sweet Home”
• “Fireball Mail”
• “Amazing Grace”
• “Banks of the Ohio”

Please note: Students may bring their own dobro from home. If students do not have one to use for the workshop, dobros will be available to rent for a fee of $20 per guitar, per day. To do this, please add the “Dobro Rental” ticket to your order below.

Instructor: Roman Locklear has been playing the dobro (squareneck resonator guitar) for about 15 years. He has been teaching dobro privately and in various workshops for about 5 years. In addition to private lessons, he hosts a yearly dobro workshop in Tellico Plains, Tn., through the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, and for the Alabama Bluegrass Music Association. He was named the Alabama State Champion dobro player in 2018.

Supplies and Attire: Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a dobro or rent one from us (see tickets).

Time: (8 hour workshop) Friday, May 20th (5:00-9:00) Saturday, May 21st (9:00am – 1:00pm)

Tuition: $120.00

Supply Fee: $2.00

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued. 

Tickets

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Dobro Intro 5/20/22
$ 122.00
6 available
Dobro Rental
$ 40.00
6 available

Details

Start:
May 20 @ 5:00 pm
End:
May 21 @ 1:00 pm
Cost:
$40.00 – $122.00
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Organizer

Burritt Folk School
Phone:
256-427-5196
Email:
jana.watson@huntsvilleal.gov

Venue

Burritt Folk School
3101 Burritt Dr.
Huntsville, 35801 United States
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Phone:
(256) 536-2882