Instructor: Christen Hubbard
Age: Teens & Adults
Fall Session II (8 weeks): Mondays, 10/17/22 – 12/05/22
7pm – 8:15pm
Description: This class is a continuation of Beginner II. Students will really be ramping up their fiddling skills in this class! In addition to some fun new, more advanced tunes, students will learn some other new tricks such as playing a the Georgia Shuffle and some simple double-stops – in tunes and in back-up. A few times throughout the semester at the end of class, students will join other intermediate classes to hone group playing skills such as chopping and playing with accompaniment for 15mins.
Prerequisite: Fiddle Beginner II or equivalent. Equivalent would be the ability to play a a number of simple tunes with simple slurs and playing comfortably with accompaniment. Feel free to ask for guidance regarding placement before registering.
What Students will Leave this class having learned:
Tunes: June Apple, Old Joe Clark (fancier variation) and any other tunes students/teachers select
Technique: more advanced bowing patterns, introduction to the Georgia Shuffle, simple double stops
Group playing skills: using double-stops in back up and following chord changes
What students will need:
Functional fiddle, size 4/4
Fiddles should have: bridge, strings, sound post, all tuners in tact
Bow (with all the hair)
Notebook & pencil
Next level: Repertoire and/or ensemble classes