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    Fiddle Workshop with Bruce Molsky

    Presented by at Passim School of Music

    April 9, 2011


    Fiddle Workshop with Bruce Molsky

    Join us for a fiddle workshop with fiddle master Bruce Molsky! The workshop will run from 2 pm - 4 pm on Saturday, April 9.

    Bruce Molsky has become known as one of the most influential traditional fiddlers of his generation. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune calls him "old-time music's answer to Ry Cooder - a commanding musician with a voracious appetite for traditional music styles." Darol Anger has dubbed him "The Rembrandt of Appalachian Fiddling."

    The workshop takes a hands-on approach to old time fiddle. 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!

    A recorder (minidisc, hard disk, tape, 78-rpm acetate cutter or wire recorder) is highly recommended. Since developing ear training skills is one of the workshop goals, written music will not be provided. *No video cameras, please.*

    Suggested experience level: If you're comfortable with the instrument and have at least a small repertoire of tunes then you'll be fine. The skeleton of the tune is taught first, and then built upon with additional bowing, variations, etc.


    Passim School of Music

    26 Church Street, Suite 300
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    $40 / $35

    General Day and Time Info:

    2PM - 4PM

    Phone: 617.491.2382

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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