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Geoff Hohwald’s Blog

May 2018 | Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

This banjo Retreat was different because it was very focused on each student. We ended up with three students and three instructors. This clinic was two days long but was almost entirely one on one instruction. We had…

April 2018 | Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

We did a March 8 and April 26th Camp. The April Camp had 4 Banjos, 1 Guitar and 1 Mandolin. We worked in small sessions on timing, technique. How to play in a jam or band and also…

Banjo Camp Interview With Geoff Hohwald

Banjo Camps

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January 2018 | Extended Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

JANUARY 2018 - NORTH GEORGIA BANJO CAMP We had 5 banjo players at the January Music/Banjo Retreat  hailing from Texas, South Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With 3 instructors each student got close to 10 hours of individual…

October 2017 | Extended Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

OCTOBER 2017 - NORTH GEORGIA BANJO CAMP Six students gathered over the weekend at Geoff Hohwald's mountain retreat near Dahlonega, GA to learn new techniques and make new friendships. Geoff brought in Curtis Jones and David Ellis to teach…

Classical Teaching Method vs. Folk Teaching Method

Banjo Blog

There have been two main types of music instruction methods over the years - the Classical Method and the Folk Method. I. The Classical Method has been used for hundreds of years in Colleges and Universities and is…

On Falling Apart

Banjo Blog

by Brad Laird Question: I play pretty good at home but when I get in a jam session I tend to fall apart. Why does this happen and what can I do to fix the problem? That feeling…

Focusing Practice Time

Banjo Blog

While driving around Atlanta recently, I was reflecting on how to explain the importance of focusing on fundamentals when learning to play the banjo. I imagined being in front of the clinic that Curtis Jones and I were…

Relaxation Overview

Banjo Blog

Relaxation Overview I asked Dr. Martin Norgaard, who has done significant work on how people play and improvise, if some people just cannot play in time. He said that everyone has good timing. I said how do you…