Old Time Mandolin with Caleb Klauder

Fiddle tunes, Solos & Beyond the Chop

DATE:  March 21, 2021

TIME:  3:00 – 4:30pm (pacific)


LOCATION:  This is a FREE ZOOM online workshop. All levels welcome.

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My goal for this workshop is to look into the early styles of old time fiddle music, and bluegrass and country mandolin styles.

I will spend time talking about the basic right hand rhythm patterns and how they can be expanded to develop more complex rhythms.

I like to use the shuffle stroke as well as the standard up and down strokes and to demonstrate this I will teach using some common fiddle tunes and focus on the nuances of picking, as related to old time fiddle bowing.

I will start with some simpler tunes and then move onto more complex tunes.

We will learn and work on melodic solos for some common old time bluegrass songs. I will demonstrate some options for backup and rhythm chord playing and talk about getting great tone.

It will be helpful if students have a good feel for scales and arpeggios and have put a little effort and time into using the pinky finger on the 7th fret, like a fiddler would.

At the end of this class you can expect to have a few new tunes under your belt and be on your way to soloing on any song in a jam.


About Caleb Klauder

If you’ve traveled anywhere in North America and Europe, or have spent any time listening to country music that is outside of the radio charts, you will have heard the name Caleb Klauder. Caleb represents the best of the Northwest music scene and his music has inspired many people across the globe. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 20 years.

Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 20 years. He first toured with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwest’s burgeoning 90’s music scene. He has been leading his own band, the Caleb Klauder Band, since 2000, a venue for his original and timeless songs.  And he is a founding member of the widely celebrated Foghorn Stringband, with whom he tours regularly.  Caleb’s music is far reaching and influential.

Notable performances have been given at festivals such as Tønder Festival in Denmark, the Black Pot Festival in Louisiana, Pickathon in Portland Or., The Calgary Folk Festival, Old Tones Roots Music Festival in NY., Ossipee Festival in MN, The Chicago Roots Music Festival, The Savannah Music Festival in GA.

Caleb has penned over 50 songs many of which are standards across America in honky tonk and bluegrass jams and festivals, both on and off stage.  There is a long list of bands and singers who have recorded Caleb’s songs over the years.

Caleb’s collaborations include working with Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus both live and in the studio.  Caleb has produced two albums made in Portland Oregon. He also joined forces with Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy to form the Cajun Country Revival, a honky tonk cajun country band.

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