Glen gives private lessons for mandolin and tenor banjo from his home in Portland, ME, and plays for contradances throughout the Northeast, and at festivals across the country with bands such as Frigate, Riptide, The Steampacket, and The Sharktones. Visit Glen at www.glenloper.com.
49 Brackett St, Portland ME, 04102
LINKS: “Frigate” , Riptide
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Glen Loper here! Welcome to the Woodpicker’s Nest!
On Saturday morning we’ll learn a reel and a jig. Sheet music with chord changes and recordings for the tunes are below. There’s no expectation to know everything for Saturday, but listening to each tune a few times will help if you’ve never heard them. I’ll teach them at a medium pace.
Durang’s Hornpipe (Key of D). We’ll learn the basic tune and then add in drone strings and double stops to fill it out, as well as a couple variations on the tune.