With Katie Glassman
Mondays: April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26
Prerequisite: Mastery 2 – Module 1 (for Fiddle School members only)
Module 2 of the Mastery: Session 2 Certification Program includes Lessons 17, 18, 19, and 20. There’s a lot to unpack in these four lessons, and after Module 1, you’ll be ready to do it. In these lessons, we delve into the heart of Texas-style repertoire, technique, and style. By the time you are in Module 2, your technique is pretty dang solid. We’ll get more into history, how to listen to the greats, explore who they were — and how to play like them too. Lesson topics include Waltzes, Tunes of Choice, That Dang Bouncy Bow, and Practice Like a Champion.
At Fiddle School, we take our hats off to everyone who completes the full Session 2. Still, it’s one thing to complete the session and it’s another to really feel like you’ve arrived at the next level. The Mastery Program is built to give you accountability and to reinforce (as well as test) your Session 2 skills. From knowing your tunes inside and out to solidifying your bowing and positioning, you will have truly leveled up when you complete this class and earn the Mastery 2 Certification. You’ll gain confidence and fluency in your playing while establishing that “natural” fiddle sound. We’re going to review every Session 2 technique to make sure that you have them readily accessible in your tool kit. Graduate from the Session 2 Mastery Program with the knowledge and comfort that you have fully integrated all of Session 2: How to Reach Your Next Level into your fiddling. This class is for intermediate and advanced fiddlers!
Students are asked to perform one of the assigned songs in every class. This class includes a final fiddle presentation drawn from your 24 Fiddle School songs in Session 2. I challenge you to challenge yourself and raise your playing to the next level!