This course offers students with prior experience in traditional music the opportunity to advance their musical technique through weekly individual lessons in banjo (old-time or bluegrass). In addition to technique, students learn relevant music theory, develop the ability to play expressively, and gain a better understanding and awareness of the musical traditions, history, and culture of the Southern Appalachian region. Repertoire appropriate to each student?s individual ability is selected from the traditional old-time or bluegrass canon, and students perform in a juried recital at the end of the semester. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.Prerequisite: Prior experience on the banjo and permission of instructor.General Education: Artisitic Expression (Partially Satisfies)