Thanks to everyone who put in suggestions, here are the dates for the popular hands-on Fingerstyle workshops.  

All these workshops will be presented by Wendy Holman and held on the Sunshine Coast.  (Venue to be advised)  Cost, $40 unless otherwise stated.  Pickers at all levels are welcome.

Sun 29th January 2012 - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Band in a Box Part 1 - the 7 essentials. Hands on, the main gist.
Band in a Box Part 2 - using BIB to progress your playing.

Sat 11th February - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Back-up banjo Part 1 - down the neck. Best rolls to use, when and why. Leading from one chord to another. Runs and connections. Common licks when and why.

Sat 10th March - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Back-up banjo Part 2 - up the neck. Typical moves by Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley and other greats. (Participants need to be able to play an F shape chord.)

Sat 21st April - 11.00am - 4.00pm (includes light lunch; Total $60)

Vocal harmonies - with guests, Cats in Hats. We watch a how to do it video then use these techniques in some favourite jamming songs. Demonstrations by guests, Cats in Hats

Listen to MP3s of the workshop:

Waters of Babylon
You Are My Sunshine/Long Lonesome Road
Cripple Creek

Sat 26th May - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Starting old timey banjo - a hands-on workshop exploring techniques of Mountain and Clawhammer banjo. The differences between the 2 styles.

Sat 23rd June - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Special Request Workshop – Old Timey.  Getting a flying start!

Sat 4th August - 11.00am - 3.30pm (includes light lunch; Total $60)

How to construct a solo. Picking out the melody. Pulling out the melody from the background. For old timey and bluegrass banjo players.

Sat 17th November - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Playing in keys other than G - a jam session revolving around capos, transposing, and learning how to cope with unfriendly keys. All bluegrass instruments welcome.