Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2011 Arkansas Fiddle & Strings Camp

Featuring instruction from world class musicians who have performed and taught across the nation and the world.  Seasoned musicians Tim Trawick and Chuck Hughes have performed and toured across Europe and the United States.  Tim is an Arkansas State Fiddle Champion and Chuck is a National Banjo Finalist in the annual National Banjo Championships held at Winfield, Kansas.  Up and coming violinists Charlotte Crosmer and Ellen Appleton have performed across the nation and the world as well.  Charlotte has performed on Garrison Keilor's A Prarie Home Companion and is continuing her violin studies at the University of Michigan.  Ellen has worked with the Annie Moses Camps and is continuing her studies at the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. 
Register here today to ensure you beat the early bird deadline!
For more information, email Tim Trawick at trawickt@gmail.com or call 501 730-5138

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fiddlin' Arkansas's Master Fiddler Series presents: Megan Lynch

Saturday, July 9 at Wildwood Park in Little Rock - Megan Lynch hosts 2 of her world famous fiddle workshops.  Attend either for $35 or both for $60.  Special performance to follow.  Proceeds from the performance will go toward Wildwood's annual Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championships held October 8-9, 2011.

See the following descriptions:

Fiddle Workshop - Master Class for All Levels  

Time:  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

It's a workshop, it's a private lesson, it's both! Famed throughout the world, Megan Lynch's master classes provide a unique opportunity for 10 people to get together and figure out exactly what it takes to make themselves better fiddlers, under Megan's guidance. Because each person gets individual instruction, every experience level is welcome. (Beginners, don't be afraid!) No matter where you are now, you will be a better fiddler by the end of this workshop, and you will have specific instructions on how to continue to improve. We'll talk about practice techniques, exercises specific to your needs, tunes that can help you move forward in your genre of choice, and much more. Fiddlers travel from all over to work with Megan in Nashville, but for this master class she brings 20 years of experience right to you. Bring your instrument, a recording device and/or something with which to take some notes, and a desire to be a better fiddler.

*This workshop is limited to 10 students so please register early.

Fiddle Workshop - Details, Details, Details!  

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop Megan B. Lynch will show you how to take your playing to the next level - from any level! It's all about the details. How can you achieve better intonation? How can your bowing be a little more precise? How can your tone be a little more pristine? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed in this workshop.

Learn how recording yourself can make a huge difference and more importantly, what to do with what makes you unhappy about your playing. This workshop is about conquering the little things - and we all know, the little things can add up to one big thing - being a better fiddler! Recording is encouraged. This workshop is best for advanced beginners to advanced players.

For  registration information or to schedule private lessons, email trawickjtt@gmail.com

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?

Find out by clicking here.  Follow contestants through each round of one of the premier fiddle contests in the world.  Featured in this documentary is Bubba Hopkins - 2010 featured judge at Wildwood's Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championships.  After watching tonight's premier of the movie in Little Rock, come see it happen live this October 8-9 at Wildwood Park.  More information can be found at www.wildwoodpark.org and www.fiddlinarkansas.blogspot.com

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