Texas Contest Fiddling

Texas style fiddle is a rich musical and cultural tradition rooted in reels, hornpipes, waltzes, rags, polkas and western swing. Besides staying up for hours jamming tune after tune, fiddle contests have become quite a common activity. This class will focus on playing a contest round with Texas style bowings and the traditional rhythmic feel. Students will learn a breakdown, a waltz and a tune of choice. All three tunes which you need for a contest round. The class will be taught by ear. Be prepared to have fun! Bring a recorder. (Suzuki Book 4 and above)