This class focuses on building dance tune repertoire and technique for youth fiddle players. Taught via Zoom, Oona breaks the melodies down phrase-by-phrase, offering a number of repetitions. Students are invited to learn at their own pace while on mute and also invited to take turns unmuting to play for each other. In addition to learning and playing, students spend class time listening to recordings of fiddle players and discuss how to learn by ear and notate melodies. Plus there will be ample time for questions.
MUSIC IS A GIFT BEST SHARED WITH FRIENDS!
Folk Ensemble is an exciting and unique way of teaching real world music skills. From the first lesson, students experience the power of making music together and hear how interdependent each note and strum is as they learn to play.
Focus on repertoire:
--Learn classic tunes from the American folk tradition as well as favorite contemporary songs
Explore string instruments, learning basic skills:
--Opportunities to focus on Violin/Fiddle, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, and Bass
Learn music fundamentals:
--Develop strong and steady sense of rhythm
--Learn how to listen and hear musically
--Explore singing with your own authentic voice
Learning valuable life skills:
--Working in a group setting
--Creative contribution and compromise
--Being part of a team and playing your part