Pre-requisites: For students who can play the piano already and want to learn how to play chords behind a fiddle tune.
Style/tunes taught: Canadian and American Old-time basic piano back-up.
Course Objectives: To play the piano accompaniment behind a fiddle tune. We will learn the chords to many standard tunes, played at jams and dances, what the right and left hand do in 4/4, 2/4, 6/8 and 3/4 tempos. We will learn how to hear the chord changes so that we can chord “by ear”, and also how to read chord chards. We will get comfortable with the keys of G, D, A and C, and become the steady, consistent rhythm instrument that fiddle players will love to play with! Bring a positive attitude, be prepared to work and have fun!
Keyboards are available and space is limited to 12 students.