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Pascal Gemme and Fiddleheads on 12/23/17

The last of 4 sessions with Pascal is scheduled for 12/23/17 at the Burlington Violin Shop.  Sessions as described below.  We’ll take a break at 12 noon, and do a concert featuring the tunes that Pascal has taught during this year’s fall residency starting at 1pm, also at the violin shop.  Helpful if you can let me know that you’re planning to attend…… which session (9:30, 10:15 and/or 11:15) and if you can participate at 1pm for the concert.  Message to mark.sustic@gmail.com.

Thanks to Brian Perkins, here’s a video of the tune Pascal Gemme taught at the 11/18/17 Fiddleheads rehearsal https://youtu.be/M_Qv1sPXhBw

Pick the group that matches you and your instrument…..

  • 9:30am to 10am for beginners: you’ve got an instrument and you’re taking lessons from someone, but you’re fairly new to playing fiddle tunes, Fiddleheads or learning in a group, you are just learning to play by ear, you are beginning to be able to hear and play a short sequence of notes you hear someone else plays slowly
  • 10:15am to 11am for advanced beginners: you’ve learned to play some simple fiddle tunes by ear either at Fiddleheads or from someone else, you can hear a short sequence of notes played slowly by someone else and reproduce them on your instrument after a few attempts, you haven’t had a lot of experience learning in a group setting
  • 11:15am to 12 noon for intermediates: you’re able to learn and remember fiddle tunes by ear, you are able to play tunes you have learned for others who are listening, you’ve had experience learning in a group setting, you can hear a bar or 2 of music played slowly and reproduce them on your instrument after one or two attempts