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Roland White Mandolin Workshop - Crooked River Ranch, Oregon, April 20-22, 2007

By Mandolin Cafe
January 30, 2007 - 4:00 pm

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Roland White

Roland White

Crooked River Ranch, Ore. — Mandolin master Roland White will teach a hands-on mandolin workshop for beginner to intermediate mandolin players here at the Administration Building on April 20-22, 2007.

Topics will include right- and left-hand technique, chord shapes and how they work together, playing breaks to a songs, double stops, back-up, mandolin set-up, tremolo, acquiring speed, ensemble playing, and more, depending on the students' preferences and needs.

Roland White is known as one of the few unique stylists on the mandolin, with his own unmistakable sound and touch. In his distinguished career in bluegrass music, Roland has played in some of the most influential and popular groups in the music's history.

Roland began playing professionally at the age of 14 after his family moved from their native Maine to Burbank, California. He led his brothers in their first band, The Country Boys, later known as The Kentucky Colonels, was a member of Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass, Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, the progressive bluegrass band Country Gazette, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, which won two Grammies, and The Roland White Band, which earned a 2003 Grammy nomination for the CD "Jelly on my Tofu".

Roland is widely praised as a teacher, having taught mandolin and guitar privately and in workshops for many years. He loves to teach beginners and has boundless enthusiasm for the music, which rubs off those around him. He has published critically and popularly acclaimed mandolin methods; Roland White's Approach to Bluegrass Mandolin and Roland White's Mandolin Christmas and is in demand at music camps and seminars.

Cost: $90.00 which includes lunch for Saturday.

Additional Information:

Crooked River Ranch Administration Building. Crooked River Ranch, Oregon is located about 30 miles north of Bend Oregon from Highway 97. Detailed directions will be given to all students prior to the workshop date.

Workshop Times:
Friday Night 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Participants: Limited to 20 students (confirmation with receipt of check).

For registration information call workshop sponsors Dennis Fehling or Pam Bigoni: (541) 504-0838

Mailing address:
Dennis Fehling
6776 S.W. Buckskin Lane
Terrebonne, Oregon 97760

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