This class is for students who feel comfortable playing a variety of basic fiddle tunes in a jam or on stage. Style/tunes taught: Canadian and American Old-time, Scottish and Bluegrass. Our objectives will be to help you expand your repertoire of standard fiddle tunes AND attempt a few challenge tunes. The repertoire of standard tunes […]
Tunes will begin on a level comparable to Arkansas Traveler, Me & My Fiddle, Ramona Waltz, Dreamers Waltz, and Pig Ankle Rag. In addition to some great new tunes, we’ll also be learning more about bowing, triplets, positions, double stops, and adding “pizzazz” to your playing. We’ll also touch on basic theory to help you […]
Student should have a basic understanding of common fiddle tunes; like or similar to Tennessee Waltz, Swallowtail Jig, and Red Wing. I teach with notes, tab, and by ear. I will teach some really fun tunes that can be mastered quickly and played at jams, as well as tunes that will require a bit more […]
This class we will be covering some more basic fiddle tunes. I will give tips on how to make playing fiddle more fun and a little bit of fiddle technique. I want to help you become an amazing sounding fiddler. My materials will be tablature.
Hey everyone, let’s play some awesome tunes and make friends! I will be covering proper technique when playing and some fun fiddle tunes. I will also be giving tips on how to make practicing at home fun. My materials will be tablature.
Prerequisites: Some familiarity with playing chords smoothly. You will be learning all new chords if you have never played closed, swing chords before. Styles/tunes taught: Traditional swing tunes, Western swing tunes, some rags, blues and country tunes Course objectives: Want to unravel the circle of 4ths and 5ths? This introduction to Swing Guitar will teach […]
Prerequisites: Ability to play basic chord formations in A, C, D, E, & G comfortably. Styles/tunes taught: Most fiddle tunes: Hoedowns, Jigs, Waltzes, Rags, and others. Course objectives: We will learn bass runs from the beginning including 1,2,3,4, & 5 note runs into other chords in all the basic keys. We will explore dynamics of […]
Necessities: Mandolin and picks, tuner, pen or pencil, recording device (phone works), notebook. In this class we will learn the basics of the mandolin as well as learning basic chords and melodies to play fiddle and bluegrass tunes. We will also learn how to play and jam when you’re first learning to play mandolin. This is a beginning class so […]
Necessities: Guitar and picks, tuner, pen or pencil, recording device (phone works), notebook. In this class we will learn the basics of the guitar as well as learning basic chords to play fiddle and bluegrass tunes. We will also learn how to play and jam when you’re first learning to play guitar. This is a beginning class so no pressure […]
Fiddlers with considerable experience and familiar with many jam tunes will practice techniques for playing tunes with less common chords, more advanced bowing patterns, double stops, 2nd or 3rd position, double shuffle or variations on the melodies. Sound recordings will be downloadable and transcriptions will be handed out, but not used in class. I’ll show […]