Learn both ‘straight’ and ‘crooked’ tunes, how to best accompany them and perhaps a harmony line or two - all on mandolin!
In this session we’ll learn about the categorical distinctions which set Old-Time tunes apart from their cousins in Bluegrass, ‘claw-grass’ and other genres of folks music. We’ll learn about the important figures in the music; seminal figures like John Salyer, Tommy Jarrell and Ed Haley and contemporary keepers of the tradition like Earl White and Bruce Molsky (both of whom are teaching at Traditions Weeks!).
Most importantly, we’ll dive into these tunes on mandolin! We’ll learn both ‘straight’ and ‘crooked’ tunes, how to best accompany them and perhaps a harmony line or two along the way. The goal by the end of the week, is to give you a nice collection of these tunes to enjoy and play with friends!