Intermediate Old Time Fiddle Workshop with Rachel Eddy

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The Handmade Music School presents an intermediate old time fiddle workshop with Rachel Eddy on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Cost is $30.

This fiddle workshop will focus primarily on how to help your fiddling sound old-timey and more driving. It will be geared toward learning how to use bow pulses, bowing phrases, and note combinations to give fiddle tunes a shape. In learning these things we will also explore ways to be more consistent players, and how important that is in terms of leadership in jams. This will not be a repertoire heavy class, but rather using a handful of tunes that utilize certain helpful techniques, and really working hard to know them before you leave. There will be lots of playing time, as fingers on strings is the best way to take home what you learn!

Rachel Eddy is a native of West Virginia, having grown up in a musical family steeped in the traditions of Appalachian music and dance. Now based in Alexandria VA, Rachel is known throughout the world as both a dynamic, emotionally powerful performer and an engaging, thoughtful teacher. Rachel’s soulful singing and multi-instrumental finesse—including fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin—may be heard on numerous solo and collaborative recordings as well as at dances and jam sessions, where Rachel is dedicated to fostering community and sharing a love of music with others.

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