Old-Time Fiddle II

MUS*142

Professor: Phil Jamison

This class, a continuation of Old-Time Fiddle I, is for advanced-beginner and intermediate fiddlers, as well as students who have had classical violin training. The focis of the class will be on traditional tunes and songs from the southern old-time fiddle repertoire. Students will learn tunes, mostly by ear, in the various traditional cross-tunings as well as standard tuning. Basic bowing patterns and the use of open-string drones and double-stops characteristic of southern old-time fiddling will also be explored. It is assumed that students know basic fingerings and scales.

This course may be used for partial fulfillment of the Triad Education Artistic Expression course requirement.

Prerequisite: MUS 191 (Old-Time Fiddle I) or permissionsof instructor.