Essential Skills For Bluegrass Fiddlers

Essential Skills For Bluegrass Fiddlers

  • Acoustic
  • Bluegrass
  • Contemporary Bluegrass
  • Fiddle
  • Instrumental
  • School of Music workshop
  • Trad Bluegrass

This workshop will focus on fundamental skills necessary for playing bluegrass fiddle. Topics covered will include: double stops, chopping and other backup techniques, hearing chord changes and getting to know different song forms, tips for improving speed, intonation and tone, how to design a simple and effective fiddle solo and how to get the most out of your practice time.  There will be something for every level of player and a knowledge of bluegrass is not required to join the class! Please bring instrument, shoulder rest and recording device. 

This workshop runs from 2:00-4:00pm.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.  

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