Friday, March 23, 2012

Nice Session for March!

I meant to just log on quickly and say how nice the session was last week. We will continue to play the session sets and review new tunes. I will be adding one or two more session sets either from last season or compiled of new tunes for next month. I will also include a few more new teaching tunes just to keep things fresh.

Madame Bonaparte continues to present challenges, so I should have a suggested bowing technique video for our fiddlers in the next week. I'm also interested in how whistle and flute players would phrase that "tricky" section in the B part (BdGd BdGd / ceAe ceAe / BdGd BdGd / F#ADA F#ADA). I think all other instruments would be forced by the nature of their construction to phrase as required by picking, pushing or pulling, but I could be wrong. I will be exploring that as well. 

I'm interested in your thoughts and/or demonstrations, so send video or audio with explanations if you want, or simply post for discussion's sake!



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Session Tonight!

Hey, Friends,

Tonight's session will be an actual session. We'll be playing the sets of tunes we learned for last month as well as the session sets we've used in the 2011 fall "semester." Hope you have time to brush up for the fun!

New attendees are always welcome. If you don't have time between work and the session to print out sheet music for the tunes on the list, we'll have a few copies tonight that you can have. Otherwise, if you've got time to print them out (if you need them), you can get the links from the Slow Session Tunes link. The PDFs and MP3s are hosted in the Google Cloud and you can download and print them right form the links on the page.

Feel free to email me @ Fidilkid [at] hotmail [dot] com if you have any problems with downloads or access to the tunes!

See you tonight!