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Get deep into the roots of Southern Appalachian old-time fiddling. Bruce breaks down the melody, bowing patterns, rhythms, and embellishments of each tune he teaches so you can really learn to play like Bruce and the old masters he learned from.
Bruce Molsky is "one of America's premier fiddling talents" (Mother Jones) and a twice-Grammy nominated artist. The first permanent visiting professor in Berklee College of Music's American Roots Program, Bruce is the go-to guy for the next generation of fiddlers.
On the road 250 days a year, Bruce tours the world solo and with super groups Mozaik, The Jumpsteady Boys, the Old-Time Kozmik Trio, and as a trio with Aly Bain and Ale Möller. Bruce's latest solo album, If It Ain't Here When I Get Back, was released in the spring of 2013. No Depression called it "an album from an absolute master."
Old-Time Fiddle Course Overview
“Grigsby’s Hornpipe” comes from the great Texas fiddler Eck Robertson. It’s in AEAC# tuning (also called “Black Mountain Rag” tuning or the Devil’s tuning) and has lots of parts, many of which are very similar. With Notation and Play-Along Track
Let Bruce know what you think of the course and interact with fellow Peghead Nation old-time fiddle students.
Peghead Nation is creating a library of accompaniment videos (and downloadable MP3s) for songs and tunes that are taught on the site, classics that you'll find at many jams and picking parties. As a subscriber, you have access to this library and can use the tracks to practice playing tunes and songs at a slow or medium tempo with guitar accompaniment. New songs will be added regularly.
BLUE TAIL FLY
SINGING AND FIDDLING: “GOODBYE OLD PAINT”
GLORY IN THE MEETING HOUSE
KANSAS CITY REEL
GARFIELD’S BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM
Going to Town
Here are some of the original source recordings for the tunes you're learning in the Old-Time Fiddle course.