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Intermediate fiddle track

Old Time Fiddle Track with Janie Rothfield

LEVEL: Intermediate

This is a rare opportunity to learn from a great teacher and old time fiddler in a small class setting and who will help you add rhythm and musicality to your playing!

The workshop is open to fiddlers who are able to play at a moderate speed, who want to learn some new tunes and add more rhythm and musicality to their playing. Janie will teach a variety of old and new tunes the American south by ear, with a focus on bowing and rhythm and how to get that “old-time sound”. During the weekend, you will learn techniques and strategies to help you learn tunes more easily, how to play easier by ear and pick up tunes more easily in a jam, how to play back up chords, play in alternative tunings like Cross A, how to add harmony to your playing and have more fun with old time music! Janie’s focus is not to teach you all the tunes, but to help you play them better with musicality, rhythm, artistic expression and fun!

Bring a recording device (video is fine), a notebook for notes, a cushion if you can, a smile and chocolate is always nice! Previous experience with old time music is not required.