Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones will be teaching old-time fiddle and mandolin workshops at the Floyd Country Store 11am-1pm Sunday September 3, 2017
FLOYD COUNTRY STORE
206 SOUTH LOCUST STREET
FLOYD, VA 24091
Fiddle Workshop - Erynn Marshall
This intermediate level class will delve into Appalachian style fiddling which is the living tradition found in Virginias, Carolinas and now all over the world. Secrets of bowing and other characteristics of old-time fiddling will be explored as well as getting that “old-time sound.” We’ll also talk about heritage players of the South and their style. Questions encouraged and tips will be offered to move you past playing blocks you have encountered so that playing the fiddle is easier, sounds better, and is more enjoyable. Please bring a recorder to class and your adventurous fiddling spirit!
Intermediate Mandolin Workshop - Carl Jones
In this workshop we will learn one of my favorite fiddle tunes and explore the nuances of pick technique. Our goal being dynamics, sustain, and a solid driving pulse that would make any listener want to start dancing. We will then find ways to accompany the same tune utilizing the mandolin’s many strong points. Our goal is to have everyone comfortably going back and forth from melody to back up and as a result having more fun being creative as they are picking.