This class covers the basics of playing Old Time music on the mandolin. It includes scales, chords, pick technique, and tunes from the traditional Appalachian fiddle repertoire. In addition the learning to play melody, we’ll learn accompaniment and back up techniques which will enable the student to join in any jam.
Jim Miller has been playing and teaching stringed instruments, including mandolin, for the past forty years. He has taught individual lessons at East Tennessee State University in the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music department as well as group lessons in an after school program for many years. He has also taught at week long music camps including Kentucky Music Week, Dulcimer U, John C Campbell Folk School, and The Swannanoa Gathering.