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Orrin Star Mandolin Workshops in Maryland and New York, City

By Mandolin Cafe
March 20, 2007 - 1:20 pm

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Orrin Star

Orrin Star

Cheverly, Md. — Orrin Star is offering another series of three first Saturday mandolin workshops beginning on April 7, 2007.

He will also be offering a Mandolin Workshop Day in New York City on Sunday, April 29, with both rhythm and lead sessions.

The Maryland Workshops

April 7 - Making Your Mando Sing II: Lifestyles of the Licks Contagious. Utilizing the classic song "New River Train", this workshop details how to transform a simply melody into a full-sounding solo by adding harmonized notes and strums to your leads. It also introduces some essential end-of-phrase licks that can make a solo really jump. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

May 5: Classic 'Northern' Tune: "St Anne's Reel". St. Anne's Reel is one of the prettiest melodies ever devised, and it is popular among players of all traditional instruments. It also has an interesting chord structure which lends itself to moving bass lines on the mandolin. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

June 2: TBA

Registration information and other details for Maryland events at http://orrinstar.com/Pages/MandoShops.html.

New York City Mandolin Workshop Day
Sunday, April 29, 2007
2:00 - 4:15 p.m. - Rhythm Mandolin

Rhythm is a vital yet seldom focused-on aspect of mandolin playing. This workshop will cover a broad spectrum of approaches, from 'chopping' on the off-beat in a bluegrass ensemble to accompanying a fiddler or or singer with open chords, jamming on a reggae tune to playing a country ballad.

4:45 - 7:00 p.m. - Making Your Mando Sing: Lifestyles of the Licks Contagious. Utilizing the classic song "New River Train", this workshop details how to transform a simply
melody into a full-sounding solo by adding harmonized notes and strums to your leads. It also introduces some essential end-of-phrase licks that can make a solo really jump.

Registration information for the New York City event can be found at http://orrinstar.com/Pages/workshopinfo.html.

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