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Learn Two Flowing and Rhythmic Oldtime Tunes



Location: R3

Instructor: Mark Simos (fiddle)

Style: Oldtime

Some tunes are cool to play 'cause they’re notey, some are noteworthy 'cause they’re not! Yet, spare tunes with few notes are hard to get right. They need flawless flow and phrasing; and while it’s helpful to know rhythmic bowing techniques, it’s harder to employ these in ways that reveal, rather than obscure, the heart of the tune. We’ll tackle ways to “work up" two flowing, rhythmic old-time tunes: a familiar, session-friendly standard, and a lesser-known gem—both equally fun to get a groove on!