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5 string banjo class, from Bluegrass to modern Jazz (finger picking)

The 5 string banjo is an amazing instrument. It's driving trademark sound and it's African roots has contributed to many music traditions, including Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz and world music.

In my class you'll first learn the basics, how to hold and pick and read tablatures. We'll then go through how to play a tune, accompany other instruments and finally, improvise. During the year I'll teach you basic music theory like rhythm, harmony and a bit of ear training to help you develop your understanding and relationship to the instrument.

We'll mainly play Bluegrass Scruggs style at first, then we'll dive into melodic style and sigle string, that will all be useful for playing other kinds of music, like Irish music, Pop, Jazz or Blues. Any requests for a personalised class is welcome. If you'd like inspiration or you want to listen to so fun music, go check out my website !

Extra information

You'll need a 5 string Banjo and finger picks. If you are hesitant to buy an instrument before trying out a class, I can lend you mine for the first 3 lessons.

Location

At teacher's location: Frankenstrasse, Bern, Suisse
Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Bern, Switzerland

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:French, English, German

About Me

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(English further below)

Hello,

My name is Youssry and I am a banjoist, student composer at the Bern University of Music. I started the Banjo, 12 years ago with Bluegrass music and traditional American music, and I gradually moved towards Jazz and world music.

I am the first student in Banjo to have completed a pre-professional exam at ETM in Geneva, followed by a few years at AMR to prepare for my entrance exam at HEM.

Today I teach in the regions of Friborg, Bern, Biel and Neuchâtel.

If you take lessons with me you will learn, first the handling of the instrument and its role in a Band, then how to interpret a melody, accompany and finally improvise. We will play mainly Bluegrass and Traditional the first year through Irish music and Blues. Modern songs, pop or other music are welcome according to your interests.

If you want to start playing this magnificent instrument or you are already advanced and looking to improve yourself, this course is for you!
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Hello!

My name is Youssry, Banjo player and composer currently studying at Bern art university in the Jazz department (HKB). I began playing Banjo about 12 years ago with a focus on Bluegrass music and traditional American songs. I studied under Gilles Rézzard, a prominent French Banjo player, in my teen years and became the first Banjo student to receive a preprofessional degree at ETM school of music. I then leaned towards the Jazz world by following the pre-college curriculum at AMR in Geneva to prepare for my entrance exam at the HKB.

Today I teach Banjo at all levels around Bern, Friborg and Neuchâtel.

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