The Chamber Music Network

Busking Tunes Play Along Workshop

18 March, 2022
Play-In
7:00pm

The Minnesota State Fiddlers Association will be hosting a "Busking Tunes Play Along Workshop" on-line on Friday, March 18, 7 PM - 8 PM, Central Time with Deborah Greenblatt, author of “Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two”.  The session will include access to a PDF copy of the book.  (For more information, and to register: msfafiddlers@gmail.com)

 

Review...

“Fiddler, educator, music publishers, and arranger Deborah Greenblatt expands her family of fun, accessible string compilation books with Busking Fiddle Tunes for Two Violins. This collection appeals not only to street performers, but also to players who'd like to get together for an informal jam, and violin teachers who are looking for supplemental repertoire that students will enjoy playing together. The book is a diverse collection of traditional tunes, ranging from those of Russian, Hungarian, and Irish origin to American ragtime and classical pieces....The difficulty level is beginner to intermediate, so provided that the fiddlers have a basic understanding of double-stop technique, this collection is appropriate for most levels. Even advanced violinists will have fun playing the 36 tunes in this book. All in all, this is a great starter kit to strengthen your busking skills (even including a short guide to the art of busking) and would make a lovely addition to your music library. It’s truly a joy to flip through with friends on a street corner, at a festival or farmer’s market, or in your home.”

- Eliana Fiore
Strings, August 2011