The banjo class with Wesley will focus on a better understanding of the instrument as a whole, and incorporating this knowledge into improvising, arranging, and self learning.
We will work on a few tunes that will both bulster your vocabulary, and shed light on some classic techniques unique to the banjo.
We will also spend time getting to know the fingerboard through harmonized scales and chord theory, and how to apply these ideas to improvisation and arrangement.
The end goal of this class is to leave the learner with a tool box that is both versatile, and self enabling.
This class will be open levels intermediate and up.
La classe de banjo sera activée à partir de 5 participants.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Wesley Corbett has been playing the banjo since he was 16, after a split from the classical piano.
He has performed with many of the most influential acoustic musicians of our time, including Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Bruce Molesky, Robert Earl Keen, Matt Glaser, Sarah Jarosz, and Laurie Lewis (among many others), as well as touring internationally with the Indie-Popgrass band Joy Kills Sorrow.
From 2011 to 2016 Wes was the professor of banjo at Berklee school of music in Boston.
He now lives in Brooklyn New York and plays regularly in the Molly Tuttle Band, with his long time collaborator Simon Chrisman, and with a trio comprised of Chrisman and Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers.
“Wes Corbett teaches banjo as part of the Roots Music program at probably the greatest non-classical music school in the world-The Berklee College of Music. He can play absolutely straight-ahead bluegrass or stretch the boundaries and play in a more modern style. He’s patient and friendly and I just can’t say enough good things about him.
You’ll have a great time learning from Wes.” Tony Trischka