I'm excited to be a hosting a series for OurConcerts.Live, a new virtual concert series that offers a wonderful stage where I can share some time with a few of my favorite traditional fiddling colleagues from different corners of the globe with you. I hope you can join us on our folk-music journey that will inspire you to tap your feet and get our souls to soar. Starting out with my dear friend Alasdair Frasier on Thur 8/13 (info and link to tickets here: Alasdair & Bruce ) where we will be trading some well-loved tunes found in both our cultures and swap stories from our journeys from tradition to today. The next concert will be with the fabulous Ellika Frisell from Sweden who changed my world bringing me into the lovely, compelling and challenging world of Scandinavian music 8/29. That will be followed by a much anticipated reunion with my Fiddlers 4 compatriot, and the ambassador to the world of Cajun music, the great Michael Doucet! 9/8.
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Fiddle Workshops with Bruce Molsky: Repertoire
In a series of six online workshops, renowned fiddler and educator Bruce Molsky will look at some of the finer points of fiddle technique. The goal of these individual workshops and this series as a whole is to demystify these techniques and principles to make their study accessible to fiddlers of various experience levels.
ALASDAIR FRASER & BRUCE MOLSKY: OURCONCERTS.LIVE PRESENTS
Freight at Home - Bruce Molsky
Our Saturday, August 15 5PM PDT https://www.facebook.com/thefreight/live
Swallow Hill Live Presents: Bruce Molsky
Caffè Lena School of Music: 4 week Clawhammer Banjo Course with Bruce Molsky
We’ll look at a couple of classic tunes and focus on the important elements, like phrasing and rhythm, and work on techniques such as pull-offs, drop thumbs and rolls. Solid time is the engine behind good banjo playing, and so we’ll come back to some of the right hand basics as well that give the drive we’re all looking for.
Caffè Lena School of Music: 4 Week Old Time Fiddle Course with Bruce Molsky
4 Thur classes at 7:00 PM ET
Sept 3, 10, 17, & 24
We’ll take a fun and intense hands-on approach in Bruce’s old time fiddle workshop. Tunes are taught a phrase at a time, first melody, then bowing, and then piecing things together. We'll dig into old-time music's unique phrasing, rhythm and syncopation, intonation, etc. The tune is the vehicle, so mostly we'll be playing! If enough folks are interested, we can also spend some time working on singing with the fiddle.