Caffè Lena School of Music: Old-Time Fiddle Workshops In person with Bruce Molsky
When: Saturday July 10 for two 90 minute sessions Time: 1:00-2:30pm & 3:30 - 5:00pm
Bruce will guide fiddlers through several old time fiddle tunes from different regions and highlight some of what’s unique and compelling about each. Starting with simple melody, we’ll add ornaments and bowing as we go. Participants can build their own renditions, or keep it simple and solid. Playing good music doesn’t mean being fancy! There will be lots of repetition of phrases, and questions and conversation are welcome. We’ll also listen to a few classic recordings to get us in the zone. Two 90-minute sessions. It will be so exciting to be live in-person! Suggested experience level: If you have at least a small repertoire of tunes and feel comfortable learning short phrases by ear, then you'll be fine.
Caffè Lena School of Music: Clawhammer Workshop In Person with Bruce Molsky
Sun, July 11, 2021, 2:30-4:00 PM EDT
Old time clawhammer banjo is one of the greatest instruments for both solo playing and accompaniment. When its done right, it engages all the things that make a complete piece of music and give it power and momentum. In this 90 minute workshop, Bruce will break down a few classic tunes and lead students through some of the left and right hand techniques. We’ll listen to how they’re used in some classic recordings and use them to build our own arrangements. Class will meet on Sunday July 11 2:30 - 4:00pm Be sure to get tickets for the show on Sunday evening too! Bruce will also be teaching Old Time Fiddle on Saturday July 10. We are working on a method of live-streaming this workshop. Check back often to see about tickets for the live stream option for all of our friends far away.