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Jug Band Music

Instructor: Terry Hoffman

Date: Wednesdays, October 18 - November 22

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $125, early bird discount is available*

I’m afraid that if you don’t like laughing and having a good time, this is not the class for you! However, if you like fun songs, you will enjoy this class – jug band music means good times and laughs! 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, Sweet Sue 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.

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. It will be 6 weeks of big laughs!

* Save $10 if you send in your cheque before Tuesday, October 3

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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.