BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE OLD TIME FIDDLE

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John Showman – Foggy Hogtown Boys

John Showman plays fiddle and sings lead and harmony. Classically trained in violin since childhood,Showman has folded the sheet music, and emerged as one of the most dynamic, original, and exciting fiddlers in bluegrass and old time music today. John also has the rare ability to understand the subtleties of old-time fiddle, which is why he won 1st place in the 2011 Fiddle Contest in Clifftop, West Virginia.

Beginner/Intermediate Old Time Fiddle
John Showman will show beginning and aspiring old-time fiddle players some of the core techniques and tricks of the style. Starting with a focus on relaxed, easy playing in both left and right hand, John will help players master the basics of playing in tune, playing in time and bringing the music to life with rhythm and groove.

Prerequisite
Students should have some experience with the fiddle and be working on a few simple tunes.

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