Fall Series: Texas Style Tunes – Rag
With Katie Glassman
Thursdays: October 1, October 8, and October 22, 6:00 – 7:15 PM MDT
Tune Type: Rag
Texas-style fiddle tunes are my heart and soul. With a rich history, driving rhythm, and beautiful longbow technique, they make the fiddle sound perfectly beautiful. We’ve already learned a full 8 part breakdown, a traditionally bowed waltz, and now it’s time for a tasteful rag arrangement. Learn the origin of the tune and intricacies of each developed variation. This third class in the series features a classic Rag that you’ll feel like gold playing!
In this class we’ll learn how to retain several variations by memory. The rag will include traditional bowings, blues notes, and tasteful variations. You’ll learn the tune step-by-step, by ear, over the course of two class times. The sheet music and a guitar back-up track are included. After learning the whole tune, you’ll have an off week to solidify, smooth, and memorize the rag; In the third class, I’ll offer individual feedback on how to sound your best and how to personalize the tune.
After this class (June – Breakdown, July – Waltz, August – Rag) you’ll know a 5-minute fiddle contest round or three fantastic traditional Texas-style tunes to jam and blow people away with. Either way, everyone’s a winner!