August 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drive From Your Fiddle Bow: Easy Melodies, Challenging Bowing
This workshop will focus on rhythm and groove from advanced bowing patterns found in Midwestern and Southeastern American traditional fiddle music. We will identify and discuss tools and control that the bow has on a fiddler’s overall sound, and work on new techniques through short exercises and related traditional repertoire. The course will feature tunes with simple left hand fingerings, aided by cross tunings, so that students can concentrate on the new techniques and rhythms in the right arm.
This unique workshop is a special opportunity, the day before instructor Laurel Premo will be playing a show at the folk school with Red Tail Ring: https://duluthfolkschool.com/events/music-red-tail-ring/
Instruction in a small class setting. Everyone will go home with new tunes in their repertoire, and with a page of notation reviewing the bowing patterns and tunes that we’ve worked on.
This class is for intermediate or advanced musicians.
Best for Ages…
13 and older.
You should bring…
Bring your fiddle (or other stringed/bowed instrument), a recording device if they wish (most phones can do this), a notebook, and a pencil.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Main Hall
Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.