String Circle fiddle class restarting soon
Now that the Edinburgh Fringe is underway, my thoughts are beginning to turn to the Autumn term for the String Circle fiddle class. I’m looking forward to welcoming some new people into the Edinburgh-based group, and catching up with everyone after the summer break.
Develop steady timing
In the class we’ll be learning more about ways to develop a steady sense of timing to our playing. We’ll look at ways to bring tunes to life. We’ll be learning more about different rhythms we can introduce into our fiddle playing. We’ll spend time learning some of the techniques for doing this. For anyone who wants to learn to play for dancing these are important skills to learn.
We’ll also be working on developing tone and tuning, and developing our skills playing with other people. If you’d like to develop your confidence in playing in informal sessions, this fiddle class is a good place to start.
A fiddle class for technique
We’ll be continuing to focus on technique. We’ll be learning a few popular session tunes by ear throughout the term. For anyone who is planning on joining the fiddle class in September, if you have a suggestion of favourite tune you would like to learn during the term, add a comment at the end of this post. Include the tune name (and composer, if you know it), and we might include it in our repertoire.
Our new term starts on Tuesday 11th September. Enrolments for the class open at St Bride’s on Monday 3rd September. Full details for enroling in the class are on the String Circle fiddle class website homepage.