Getting Ready for Camp!
I am not an amazing fiddler, but I am a passionate one. Last night I was playing through Pretty Saro, a song I adore so much, and got lost in it. I make mistakes and here or there a squeak comes through (specially when I haven't played in a while) but I find that perfection was never the point of my playing and certainly not the point of Fiddle Camp. Fiddle camp is about beginnings. It's about understanding the neck and strings, your fingers, the way to bow and play your first song. We learn Appalachian style, by ear, and within a few weeks of playing this way you can teach yourself anything with a good ear and some patience. It's liberating and magical. Once you can pick up a piece of wood, wire, and horsehair and make a song out of thin air you are hooked.
We can still fit one more in if you want to join us, there's a spare fiddle sitting here!