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Jug Band Music

Instructor: Terry Hoffman

Date: Wednesdays, April 25 - May 30

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $125, early bird discount is available*

If you like fun songs, this is the class for you – jug band music means good times! We’ll learn some of the great tunes jug bands have performed over the last century – songs like SF Bay Blues, You’re Not the Only Oyster in the Stew, The Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Gives to Me, Stealin’, Beedle Um Bum, and Sadie Green (Was the Vamp of New Orleans).

Each week we’ll play through an extensive collection of toe-tapping, rib-tickling tunes. Blues, ragtime, hot jazz and country are the foundations of jug band music. We’ll explore these forms as we work on techniques like bass runs, fills, and syncopation, to add colour to your playing. We’ll try out kazoo harmonies! Washboard solos! A cappella Harmonizing!

This class is open to all instruments. Finger pickers will have a lot of fun! Kazoos are mandatory! Washboard, washtub bass, and jug players are most welcome! So are fiddlers, harmonicats, ukesters, mandolin players, and singers.  We provide the washboard! It will be 6 weeks of big, musical laughs!

* Save $10 if you send in your cheque before Wednesday, April 18

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Instructor Bio

Terry Hoffman has been teaching guitar for more than 30 years, with special focus on blues, folk, finger style, and swing. He plays in the Thursday Jazz Trio.