Bruce Molsky has become known as one of the most influential traditional fiddlers of his generation. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune calls him "old-time music's answer to Ry Cooder - a commanding musician with a voracious appetite for traditional music styles." Bruce performs solo, with Mozaik (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny et al), with Aly Bain & Ale Möller and others, and has has brought the beauty and depth of American Old-Time Music around the globe. FIDDLE WORKSHOP The workshop takes a hands-on approach to old time fiddle. Tunes are taught a phrase at a time, first melody, then bowing, and then piecing things together. We'll dig into old-time music's unique phrasing, rhythm and syncopation, ornamentation, etc. The tune is the vehicle, so mostly we'll be playing! RECOMMENDATIONS & INFO A recorder is highly recommended. Since developing ear training skills is one of the workshop goals, written music will not be provided. Suggested experience level: If you're comfortable with the instrument and have at least a small repertoire of tunes then you'll be fine. The skeleton of the tune is taught first, and then built upon with additional bowing, variations, etc.