Jim Barleycorn Brewster

Jim Barleycorn Brewster is a multi-instrumental musician and teacher, dreamer, scientist, and shamanic discordian. A founding member of the Bardo Brothers and former member of Green Crown, Jim currently plays and sings with KIVA. He has appeared on stage with many of the finest musicians in the Pagan festival scene.

Collaborative Improvization: Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm

This will be an experiential workshop, so be prepared to sing and/or play. Together we will weave an aural tapestry from simple musical elements, and see where this "magic carpet" will take us. We'll also take a little time to discuss the scales, modes, and chords that are the building blocks of melody and harmony. All voices and melodic/chordal instruments are welcome.

Heavy camping on a light budget

Learn to build robust camping structures from simple inexpensive components: tarps, poles, ropes, and stakes. We will raise a six-pole canopy "from scratch" and discuss the various engineering principles that will help make it comfortable and secure in all but the wildest Brushwood storms. We will also discuss common and not-so-common knots from the standpoint of strength, security, and ease of tying/untying.

















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