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New Round of online Classes on Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar , and Banjo-Carl Jones & Erynn Marshall

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Posted by Carl Jones on Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Hello to plectrumists out there in the mando realm. I hope you are finding a bit of music time every day to explore the ever amazing sound and possibilies of your instrument.  It is always the tip of the iceberg and I do love that there is always more to discover. As you listen to other players and find your favorite pieces and pickers, pay attention to how they hold the instrument, hold the pick, and how their sound is different from others.
I'm writing this to announce that our online classes (which have been very popular) are rolling around for a spring group of classes.  Details follow:
Erynn & I have our next online (zoom) fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin classes (almost-spring session) starting in a week & there’s still time to sign up. Hope you will consider joining in for informative yet fun classes starting in March:
Erynn's Classes:
Beginner Old-Time Fiddle
Saturdays, 11am-12pm ET
March 6 - April 10th, 2021
Early-Int. Old-Time Fiddle
Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm ET
March 9 - April 13th, 2021
Intermediate Old- Time Fiddle A
Sundays, 11am-12pm ET
March 7 - April 11th, 2021
Intermediate Old-Time Fiddle B
(same repertoire as A class)
Sundays, 1pm-2pm ET
March 7 - April 11th, 2021
Carl's Classes:
Intermediate Guitar
Saturdays, 1pm-2pm ET
March 6 - April 10th, 2021
ntermediate Mandolin
Sundays, 3:30pm-4:30pm ET
March 7 - April 11th, 2021
Intermediate Old-Time Banjo
Mondays, 7pm-8pm ET
March 8 - April 12th, 2021
Each group class meets online for an hour a week for 6 weeks on Zoom. Videos will be made of all classes so you can miss a class and watch later if you'd like to. Some people in far-flung time zones like to take the class entirely by video. Fiddle Tab (fingerings) & other helpful print materials will be provided.
Participants are given access to a class folder of all the music/tab/videos we provide on Dropbox. You can download all teh class videos/music/tab onto your own computer for review. Cost per 6 session class is $75-100 (sliding scale: pay what you can). Canadian's can pay the same prices in CAD. We’ll learn good technique, old-time style, great tunes and some interesting background on some of our favorite, traditional players! We'll also strive to have fun and have a sense of community in these group classes because everyone needs that right now and we enjoy it too. To register just tell us what class you'd like to join by emailing and make your payment via paypal, venmo or check.
Please share with music friends. If you have any questions feel free to drop us a line at
Hope you can join us for some more, great, Old-Time Music!
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Age: 67

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Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, and Ukulele

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Started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of ten after seeing Roy Rogers pick and sing on television. Played in a bluegrass band while in college in North Alabama and started going to many festivals and fiddlers conventions. This was the onset of what has to become a life-long pursuit-- learning traditional fiddle music and making up "ditties". This led to study of banjo, mandolin, guitar and fiddle and touring as part of The Rising Fawn String Ensemble with James Bryan and Norman and Nancy Blake. In the past decade, I've been part of a singing duo with Beverly Smith and taught at many music camps around the country and abroad. I have had songs recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Rickie Simpkins, Kate Campbell, and others. I tour occasionally as part of The Haints String Band (Jason and Pharis Romero with Erynn Marshall) and sometimes as a duo w/ Erynn Marshall. I also am lucky enough to have opportunities to join w/ Bruce Greene, Don Pedi, and Rob Hinson as they meander through some great old Kentucky tunes. In 2011, I am touring with James Bryan and once again teaching mandolin, songwriting etc. at workshops and camps around the country.

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