Students will learn tunes in a variety of keys and styles, reviewing scales and arpeggios based on the chord structure for each. Sound recordings with backup will be available, as well as transcribed sheet music. The written music won’t be used in class, since this is a valuable opportunity to practice learning “by ear”, the traditional way fiddle music has evolved and been passed down. I hope you’ll have fun, improve your fiddling skills, and gain confidence in playing by ear. Tunes learned by ear are retained better than music “memorized”. Music learned this way captures, not just the notes, but also the feel and style of the fiddler you learned from. You’ll be learning with your eyes, as well as ears.