Which Chord When? with Amy McFarland and Roger Diggle


A Discussion on Putting Chords to Traditional Music, with Amy McFarland and Roger Diggle

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September 11, 2021; 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Skill Level: Advanced beginner and above

Class Registration Fee:  (by August 20) $25 

(After August 20) $30

Taught by a piano player and a guitar player, this is a workshop for players of any instrument about the use of chords in traditional music. We will discuss and teach how to put chords to tunes with or without written music. No knowledge of theory is needed; basic proficiency on your instrument is highly recommended.

Students need to bring the following supplies: their instrument, paper and pencil

After the class students are invited to attend an informal jam session, which begins at 4:00 pm.

Amy McFarland has been playing piano since she was a young child, with a focus on traditional music, dance music of many styles, song accompaniment, ragtime, swing, and more. She has played for traditional  dancing for over forty years, has taught lessons and workshops, and has composed music. She has taught Piano off the Page to nearly 100 students for over a decade.

Amy McFarland (piano) and Roger Diggle (guitar) have been playing backup for traditional tunes and for traditional dancing for more years than they can remember. They met playing for dancing in the mid-1980s and have been friends and colleagues in the traditional dance and music world ever since.