Celtic Fiddle Class Offered for Winter Term by Cascade School of Music in Bend Oregon

Top Quote "Cascade School of Music in Bend Oregon will offer a Fiddle Class Titled The Advancing Fiddler, for Winter Term 2012 and taught by Roland White, Two Time Oregon State Senior Fiddling Champion", reports Dolphin Graphics. End Quote
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  • Bend, OR (1888PressRelease) November 18, 2010 - This Class is completed for 2011. Roland White will teach another class winter term, 2012 from Jan 10th to March 13, Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 PM The class is titled the Advancing Fiddler.

    Local Central Oregon Fiddler Roland White in cooperation with Cascade School of Music in Bend Oregon will offer a Winter Term class on Celtic Fiddle. Registration information can be located at the Cascade School of Music web site or call at (541) 382-6866, or visit fiddlplay dot com.

    The class will focus on the intricate stylistic aspects of Irish fiddle technique. These include the subtleties of left hand ornamentation and right hand bowing techniques that create the nuances in the art of Irish Fiddle Playing. Students will be grouped by experience and playing levels to accomplish learning the techniques used to create the grace notes in Irish music that are known as cuts, rolls, turns, slurs, slides and bow triplets.

    Tunes will be selected by the instructor and students will be taught to apply these techniques to the tunes they already know or learn in class. The instructor will also include one on one time with each student in the course of the class to improve the students tone, rhythm and bowing that are essential to the Irish style of fiddle playing. Students are encouraged to bring a recording device to assist them in the traditional art of learning the tunes by ear. Students should have some basic fiddle playing experience.

    Roland White, first heard fiddle music in 1976, by the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers at a small country grange hall in Mt. Hood Oregon and was instantly captivated by the tunes. Since that time Roland has studied and learned hundreds of fiddle tunes including many from the Irish style of fiddle playing . Over the years he has attended numerous fiddle workshops taught by such masters of fiddling as Kevin Burke, Carol Anne Wheeler, Byron Berline, and Benny Thomasson. Roland is the current Oregon State Senior Fiddle Champion and placed 10th in the Nation of the Senior Division in the National Fiddle Contest this past June in Weiser Idaho.

    Cascade School of Music is now in a new location in Bend Oregon. The building sits in the middle of Pacific Park, a 3.5 acre site beautifully maintained by Bend Parks located at; 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, on Portland Ave just West of Wall Street.

    Classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 PM. For information on the class contact Roland White at Fiddlplay dot com, or Cascade School of Music at (541) 382-6866.

    THIS CLASS IS COMPLETED VISIT for Private Lessons, Classes & Workshops teaching Oldtime, Celtic and Folk Fiddle from Champion Fiddler Roland White.

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