The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line “Scottish Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshops” for recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, September 13, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, September 14, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, September 16, 7 PM, Central Time.
Different tunes will be played at each session.
Each participant will receive a copy of our “Scottish Fiddle Tunes For Two” book, arranged for the instrument of their choice. These 42 traditional Scottish tunes are arranged with the melody on the top line and harmony beneath so you can play each tune by yourself or with others.
Chords for back-up musicians included. Just as in all of the collections in the Tunes for Two series these books contain the same tunes in the same keys making it easy for you to play with a friend playing another instrument.
During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of pieces. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on the screen during the workshop.
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required. The fee for each “Scottish Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshop” is $25.00.
For more information, and to register:
“This great compilation of Scottish fiddle tunes, with optional guitar chords, is arranged for any combination of two string instruments, allowing for versatility in the classroom or private studio.
This collection is a great way to begin class or end a lesson on a day that seems to drag. Students will delight in playing the bright, happy tempos
This collection is highly recommended.”
– MJ Sunny Zank, American String Teacher , May 2012
“The latest offerings of fiddle tunes arranged for recorders by Deborah Greenblatt are welcome additions to the folk repertory for our instrument.
While the arrangements are not complex, the interactions between the voices are interesting.
The melodies are catchy. Metronome markings are given.
Well-suited to intermediate players, and some of the selections are easy enough for more advanced beginners. Because of the pleasing nature of the melodies and of the arrangements, more experienced players with an interest in folk music will also enjoy them.
They would make for nice concert programming.”
– Beverly R. Lomer, Ph.D.,
American Recorder , Spring 201