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Improvising for Mandolin and Fiddle
with Joe K. Walsh
Live Workshop
Live Workshop
Live Workshop
 
 
About This Workshop
 
Learn to improvise on fiddle tunes, create new melodies over chord changes, practice the arpeggios and scales you need to play jazz tunes, and more. Joe lays out his approach to improvising and practicing improvising, with exercises and solos that illustrate his unique, widely acclaimed, freewheeling style.
 
 
Meet the Instructor
Joe K. Walsh
 
 
Hailed by Nashville’s Music Row magazine for his “lickety-split mandolin work” and by Vintage Guitar magazine as “brilliant,” Joe K. Walsh is one of the best mandolinists of his generation. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries, including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk legend Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow, have taken him all over the musical and figurative map. An avid mandolin educator, Joe is a mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music and teaches regularly at music camps throughout North America and beyond.
 
 
 
The Improvising for Mandolin and Fiddle Workshop Includes:
  • Eight one-hour live Zoom sessions, held every other Saturday, from 10 am to 11 am PST (1 pm to 2 pm EST), starting on Saturday, May 8.
  • Joe’s approach to thinking about and practicing improvising
  • How to practice arpeggios, scales, phrasing, rhythm, etc. and how to structure your practice time to create more options as an improviser
  • Solos and exercises that illustrate Joe’s approach to improvising
  • High-quality video recordings of each session so you can review what you've learned and revisit them after the workshop has concluded
  • Notation and tablature for each session
 
 
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Workshop fee of $200, participate live or view recordings on your own schedule.
 
 
 

Learn to improvise on fiddle tunes, create new melodies over chord changes, practice the arpeggios and scales you need to play jazz tunes, and more with Joe K. Walsh. In this eight-week live workshop, Joe lays out his approach to improvising and practicing improvising that he’s developed from years as a professional musician in a variety of musical contexts and as instructor at the Berklee College of Music, Peghead Nation, and numerous music camps. With exercises and solos that illustrate Joe’s unique, widely acclaimed, freewheeling style. Joe’s workshop is designed for intermediate-to-advanced-level mandolinists and fiddlers. See Joe’s introductory video above for his thoughts on this workshop series.

 

The fee for the eight-part workshop is $200 and, in addition to admittance to all eight workshops, students will receive PDFs (notation and tab), as well as access to recordings of each workshop. Workshop recordings will be available to students a week after each class, in case they miss a class or want to review what they’ve learned.

 

Workshop Schedule:

Sessions will be held every other Saturday on Zoom, from 10 am to 11 am PST (1 pm to 2 pm EST), starting on Saturday, May 8.

 

After the workshop is complete, students will continue to have access to workshop recordings and materials when signed in to their Peghead Nation account.

 

 

Joe K. Walsh 

 

Hailed by Nashville’s Music Row magazine for his “lickety-split mandolin work” and by Vintage Guitar magazine as “brilliant,” Joe K. Walsh is one of the best mandolinists of his generation. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries, including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk legend Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow, have taken him all over the musical and figurative map.

 

Joe has played with everyone from John Scofield to Béla Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from bluegrass festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After a number of years helping bluegrass supergroup the Gibson Brothers rise to the top of the bluegrass world, and stints with a group with Grant Gordy and Darol Anger called Mr Sun, he now leads his own band and tours with Danny Barnes.

 

An avid mandolin educator, Joe is a mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music. He teaches regularly at music camps throughout North America and beyond, and has taught hundreds of students near his home in Portland, Maine. Joe is also co-director of the Berklee American Roots Festival camp in Boston and the Ossipee Valley String Camp in Maine. skinnyelephantmusic.com

 

 

 
 
Improvising for Mandolin and Fiddle Workshop
 
Welcome to Improvising for Mandolin and Fiddle
 

Learn to improvise on fiddle tunes, create new melodies over chord changes, practice the arpeggios and scales you need to play jazz tunes, and more with Joe K. Walsh in this eight-week live workshop. Joe lays out his approach to improvising and practicing improvising that he’s developed from years as a professional musician in a variety of musical contexts and as instructor at the Berklee College of Music, Peghead Nation, and numerous music camps. With exercises and solos that illustrate Joe’s unique, widely acclaimed, freewheeling style. Joe’s workshop is designed for intermediate-to-advanced-level mandolinists and fiddlers.

 
SESSION 1: Improvising on Fiddle Tunes: “Whiskey Before Breakfast” - Next Session
 

Using the tune “Whiskey Before Breakfast” Joe examines all of the ways you can change a melody while still playing something recognizable as the melody, from simple variations to more abstracted extrapolations. You’ll also learn a Ronnie McCoury solo for “Whiskey Before Breakfast.”

 
 
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