Intermediate/Advanced American Old-Time Fiddle

With Matt Brown

Tuition $315

Materials fee: none

You will learn a number of old-time fiddle tunes by ear, acquiring each tune phrase by phrase in a call and response fashion. Attention will be paid to fluid bowing techniques that create a lyrical and propulsive rhythm. We will consider dance tunes and show pieces from sources such as John Morgan Salyer, Benton Flippen, Isham Monday, Garry Harrison, Edden Hammons, Doc Roberts, and Ed Haley.Fiddlers are encouraged to bring a recording device (a smart phone with an audio recording app works well)! Students are expected to have a repertoire of polished tunes, be able to play scales, be able to reproduce notes they hear on the fiddle easily, and have a good understanding of bowing. Matt’s workshop is fueled by laughter and camaraderie, and will prepare students to play music socially and potentially professionally.

Click for WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Your registration includes:•  Five catered meals featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients. Four meals are provided by Red Barn Catering, and Saturday’s evening meal is a Farm-to-Table dinner presented by Circle M Farm.• Staff concert Friday night• Saturday Barn Dance with Chuck Hornemann’s String Band

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BIO: Matt was introduced to old-time music at a young age by his father, and grew up in a family that attended and hosted banjo gatherings, old-time music jams and folk music concerts. He has performed at festivals, coffee houses, listening rooms, and house concerts across the United States. Matt teaches at the Old Town School of Folk Music during the school year, and at music camps across the country during the summer. He has been on staff at The Colorado Suzuki Institute, Fiddle Camp at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Strings by the Sea, Old-Time Week at The Swannanoa Gathering, and Southern Week at Ashokan, and has taught workshops at Berklee College of Music, the Old Town School of Folk Music, Morehead State University, The School For Strings, Music for Youth, and the Music Institute of Chicago. Matt has played and recorded with a wide variety of artists and bands, including John Hartford, Greg Reish, The Special Consensus, and Big Sadie.Visit Matt’s website at www.brownsdream.us BACK to Sustainability Weekend