With Katie Glassman
Thursdays: June 3, June 11, and June 24
Tune Type: Hornpipes – Portsmouth & Queen of the West
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’ll learn this as a 5-part tune with all of the classic variations.The Texas Style Tunes webinar has become one of my absolute favorite classes to teach. Each month we rotate between learning a breakdown, a waltz, or a tune of choice. These are all tunes suitable for fiddle contests.
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 – but I highly recommend learning the song by ear along with me. After two consecutive classes, you’ll get a week off to solidify, smooth out, and memorize the fiddle tune; In the third class, you’ll perform your rendition, and I’ll offer individual feedback on how to sound your best and how to personalize the tune.
Upcoming Texas Style Tunes classes:
- July 1, 8, 22: Hornpipes – Portsmouth Hornpipe & Queen of the West
- August: OFF
- September 2, 9, 23: Breakdown – Billy in the Lowground
- October 7, 14, 28: Waltz – Sopris Waltz
- November 4, 11, December 2: Tune of Choice – Ragtime Annie
- December: OFF