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Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop with Orrin Star at House of Musical Traditions

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Orrin StarAward winning Orrin Starr will be holding a Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar workshop at the House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave. in Takoma Park, MD on Saturday October 29, 2011 from Noon - 2:15pm. The workshop includes written hand-outs and is limited to just 10 participants. The program is for players of all levels except complete beginners.

Bluegrass guitarists have developed some of the most potent and interesting rhythm moves ever heard—but they are seldom taught in an organized way. This workshop takes a hands-on, detailed and entertaining look at them. Learn the cool bass runs and strums and how to apply them. If you strum folk, bluegrass or country music on an acoustic guitar this workshop is for you.

Orrin Star is an award-winning guitar, banjo and mandolin player who is also recognized as a top bluegrass instructor. A former National Flatpicking Champion, he is the author of Hot Licks for Bluegrass Guitar and a columnist for Flatpicking Guitar magazine.

Star is an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player who combines hot picking, cool singing and good humor. Once described as 'Arlo Guthrie-meets-Doc Watson', he was the 1976 National Flatpicking Champion, has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, and boasts a repertoir ranging from bluegrass standards to little-known folk gems, Celtic fiddle tunes to fingerstyle blues.

He is also known for his skill as a music teacher, with two instructional DVDs, a book, and a column in Flatpicking Guitar magazine to his credit. He has led guitar & mandolin workshops throughout the United States and in Europe. Registration and fee information may be found at Orrin's Workshops Schedule.

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