Fiddle II - Old Time | Oct 12-15, 2017

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Fiddle II - Old Time | Oct 12-15, 2017


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Instructor: Mick Kinney

($240 tuition + $107-397 lodging & meals package of choice)

This class is for intermediate to advancing fiddlers. We will focus on how to pick up new tunes and learn techniques you can use on tunes you already know. After learning some pieces together one phrase at a time, we'll add some all important textures, dynamics, drones, and variations. Our goal will be to get you playing with clarity and confidence by demystifying some of those elusive old time bowing rhythms. Some regional and stylistic differences will be explained while also exploring a few alternate fiddle tunings for that authentic sound.

Class Level: Intermediate

Since 1977, Mick Kinney has been collecting traditional music from local Georgia fiddlers, field recordings, and 78 rpm records. He enjoys passing on the exciting style of music played by The Skillet Lickers, Earl Johnson, and Bill Chitwood, as well as his repertoire of more obscure tunes. A full-time performer and music educator, Mick has taught old time music at Swannanoa Gathering, John C. Campbell Folk School, Mars Hill College Blue Ridge music camp, and Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. His recent recordings include three albums with The Georgia Crackers, In Dear Old Georgia volumes I & II, and a CD of his family band The HickHoppers.

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