Thursday, February 22, 2018 1-4pm
The son of master old-time musician Tom Sauber, Patrick Sauber grew up surrounded by traditional southern music. Equally adept at banjo, mandolin, and guitar he is an in-demand instrumentalist and singer. Patrick has played or recorded with many musical greats including Doc Watson, Curly Seckler, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Roland White, John Fogerty, Herb Pedersen, Tim O’Brien and many more. Patrick was also a cast member of the Christopher Guest movie “A Mighty Wind”. He can be seen on the road with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, Peter Rowan, the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band and John Reischman and the Jaybirds.
This class will focus on playing Scruggs style banjo in a band or jam situation. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to:
-Playing with good tone, and how it relates to right-hand technique and setup.
-Developing good timing through critical listening and practice methods.
-Backup ideas behind vocals and other instruments.
-Soloing and backing up slow songs.
-Playing in the keys D, E and F without a capo
This class is for intermediate and advancing players looking to refine their skills and expand their musical vocabulary.
The class will be taught by ear, so feel free to bring a recording device.