This workshop will present three closely related fiddling traditions: Quebec, Scotland, and Ireland. After a short historical presentation exploring the connections between these traditions, we will learn one or two fiddle tunes by ear. We’ll then explore different ornaments, rhythmic accenting patterns, and melodic variation techniques, and discuss musical similarities and differences between these traditions. This workshop is open to all instrumentalists, but will be focused primarily towards players of the violin and related instruments (flute, mandolin, cello). Whatever the instrument, players should be comfortable in the keys of A, D, and G.
During this discovery workshop, you will have an overview of:
Historical elements of the Quebec, Scottish and Irish traditions of fiddling
Oral learning of fiddle tunes
Ornaments, rhythmic accenting patterns, and melodic variation techniques from the three fiddling traditions
Date: January 13th 2018, from 2 to 4 pm
Duration: 2 hours
5043, Saint-Dominique Street