Matt Flinner Mandolin Workshops

By Mandolin Cafe
July 1, 2006 - 5:02 pm

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Matt Flinner

Matt Flinner

Matt Flinner has added two mandolin workshops to an already busy July schedule. Flinner, now based in Nashville, has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the banjo contest at Winfield Kansas in 1990, and took the mandolin award there the following year.

He has released three albums on the Compass Records label (Latitude, Walking on the Moon, The View from Here) and has played and toured with artists such as Jerry Douglas, David Grier, Tony Furtado, Darol Anger, Todd Phillips, Stuart Duncan, among others.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Location: store
1148 JVL Court
Marietta, Georgia 30066
7:00 p.m.
$50, open to all levels

Friday, July 21, 2006
Columbia, South Carolina
Private residence
7:00 p.m.
$50, open to all levels
Contact Fred Berry

Both workshops are open to all levels, and will cover:

Right hand technique
Exercises for improving speed, accuracy and tone
Double Stops
Improvisation: building solos on familiar tunes
Theory: scales and arpeggios
How to practice: ideas for a schedule