Katie McNally presents this amazing opportunity to hone your skills. 6 weeks of learning new Scottish tunes and fiddle techniques!
Chestnuts are just as delightful as they sound! These are charming and driving New England tunes, designed particularly for social dancing. In class, we'll learn the tunes and get a sense of the dances they might match. All of the Chestnuts we are learning are commonly played in Contra Dance. Tunes will be taught by […]
Over the 3 weeks of this course, Owen will be laying out key rhythm and picking fundamentals, as well as other techniques and exercises to help you craft your own style. We will also look at basic harmonic theory and examine chord shapes and fingerings, with the goal of playing efficiently, fluidly, and faster. Lastly, […]
Join us for a 4-week, intermediate-level class taught on mandolin by Owen Marshall. Increase your repertoire with a selection of jigs and reels outside the top 40. Each tune will be taught by ear, with audio recordings of each tune sent in advance each week. In addition to learning new tunes, we will explore ornamentation […]
In this introduction to DADGAD tuning, you will learn new chord shapes, picking techniques and right hand rhythms. We will discuss different rhythms for songs, jigs, and reels that will be new to most guitar players that have played in standard EADGBE guitar tuning. Over the course of this workshop, we will take a look […]
Scottish music, dance, and Gaelic language have been nurtured on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia for centuries. In this workshop, we will break down classic tunes from the Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle repertoires, addressing bowing, ornamentation, and feel as we dig into a variety of reels, jigs, strathspeys, and airs. Recordings and sheet […]