This course features one-on-one instruction for technique, repertoire, and historical background of bluegrass or old-time banjo, with an emphasis on learning by ear. The bluegrass track includes techniques applicable to other musical styles, including improvisation, arranging, and harmony. The old-time track includes clawhammer, fingerstyle, and other regional techniques. MUS 1640, MUS 1650, or equivalent prior experience required. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Prior experience on the banjo.