Saturday, September 11, 2021

...We're Back!

Good News Taborgrassers!

Taborgrass is going to be back at Waverly with some in person classes starting October 9! (Also stay tuned for some upcoming Zoom bluegrass bootcamp workshops to get your fingers back in shape!) We're so excited to get back at it after a Summer break, and can't wait to see you.

Here's the details:

Classes start October 9, and will happen every Saturday at Waverly UCC 3300 SE Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202

We've got some brand new classes we're super excited to show you. Here's the schedule:

Saturdays:
Song Class 12:30-1:45
This class is all about how to learn and jam on bluegrass songs. We'll be walking you through some bluegrass classics, working on their chord progressions, melodies, and lyrics. The focus will be on giving you new songs to call at a jam.

Tune Class 2:00-3:15
This class is all about fiddle tunes! We'll be learning some jam favorites from the bluegrass and old time repertoire, focusing on getting the melodies in our heads and the notes in our fingers. 

This class is melody oriented; if you're a banjo or dobro player that isn't used to playing the same melody a fiddle might play (e.g. rolling through a tune) but would like to learn fiddle tunes, get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com.

Jam Class 3:30-4:45
A whole class just for jamming! Here we'll be working on all the ins and outs of playing music with other people. We'll work on calling songs, taking breaks, listening in, and communicating with your fellow jammers. Bring a song or tune to call!

Open Jam 12:30-4:45
Back by popular demand! We'll have a room set aside for folks interested in just getting together to play. To coordinate jam times with other Taborgrassers, head on over to our facebook group

Pricing:
$10 for one class, $5 for each additional class
$5 suggested donation for the open jam

Covid-19 Policy

Obviously, minimizing covid-19 risk is a huge priority for us over at Taborgrass HQ. We really care about all of you, and want Taborgrass to be as safe as possible. Here's our policy:

In order to attend Taborgrass, you must be vaccinated
This is among the best ways to keep yourself and others safe. On your first visit, please bring either your vaccination record card or a clear photograph of it. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated, get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com.

Masks on at all times
If you're inside the building, please wear a mask, especially when singing. You can read more about singing and covid risk here.

We can't wait to see you soon! As always, feel free to get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com

Grassingly yours,
Patrick and Kaden





Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tomorrow: The Last Zoom Class of the Year!

 Hey Everyone!

Come on by tomorrow for our last zoom class of the year! We'll have more fun stuff planned over the summer, but this will be the last weekly zoom class, at least for a while. Thanks for sticking around!

Just like last week, we're keeping things simple. Click here to join the zoom meeting, and click here to donate via paypal. Suggested donation $5

This week, we'll be working on:

"Rose of Old Kentucky" in A

"Soldier's Joy"

"Lonesome River" in D
This one's not on the taborgrass site yet, check out the chords and lyrics here, and listen here.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Final Zoom Class of the year!

 Hey Taborpals!

Our last zoom class of the year is coming up on Wednesday! We'll take a little break, then be back with some new class offerings in the summer.

Just like last week, we're keeping things simple. Click here to join the zoom meeting, and click here to donate via paypal. Suggested donation $5

This week, we'll be working on:

"Rose of Old Kentucky" in A

"Soldier's Joy"

"Lonesome River" in D
This one's not on the taborgrass site yet, check out the chords and lyrics here, and listen here.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom Class Tomorrow

 Zoom Class is on for Tomorrow! Note: We'll have zoom class on 5/12 and 5/19, then take a little break to get ready for what Taborgrass will be up to over the summer. Stay tuned!

Just like last week, we're keeping things simple. Click here to join the zoom meeting, and click here to donate via paypal. Suggested donation $5

This week, we'll be working on:

"Rose of Old Kentucky" in A

"Little Cabin Home on the Hill" in G

"Soldier's Joy"

Check out Tommy Jarrell playing Soldier's Joy. Tommy is a legend in the Old-Time world, and his playing will give you a sense of what these tunes sound like in a traditional context. Sometimes the tune has lots of notes, sometimes few, always grooving!

Friday, May 7, 2021

5/12 Zoom Class

More Zoom Class coming 'atcha on Wednesday May 12!

Just like last week, we're keeping things simple. Click here to join the zoom meeting, and click here to donate via paypal. Suggested donation $5

This week, we'll be working on:

"Rose of Old Kentucky" in A

"Little Cabin Home on the Hill" in G

"Soldier's Joy"

Give a listen to Doc Watson and David Holt playing Soldier's Joy! Get the melody stuck in your head, and we'll see you on Wednesday!