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Fiddle Workshop with Christine King

April 25, 2017 7:00PM  to  April 25, 2017 8:00PM

Beck Center Music Education presents a Fiddle Workshop with Christine King:
What's the Deal With That Song? Examining "Turkey in the Straw"

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  • DATE: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • TUITION: FREE | Registration required
  • AGE: For fiddle players and folk instrumentalists of all abilities
  • LOCATION: The Encore Café in Beck Center’s Main Building
  • REGISTER: | 216.521.2540 x37

Why is “Turkey in the Straw” one of the most requested songs in fiddling? Where did it come from, and what makes it so popular? In this workshop, we look at the history of the song, and learn a core version that can be adapted to suit even more intermediate to advanced fiddlers. Join internationally–known Beck Center faculty member, Christine King, as she presents a workshop for fiddlers of all abilities focusing on a staple song of traditional American fiddling.

Christine King (Texas Style, Bluegrass, and Americana Fiddle) is a Colorado native and started playing Suzuki Violin at a very young age. She quickly fell in love with fiddle music and studying Texas Style Fiddling, and competing in contests all over the West. She has played in many acoustic bands all over the world including The Railsplitters (Progressive Bluegrass), Coral Creek String Band (Americana), and Bonnis and the King (Americana). She specializes in teaching Texas Style and Bluegrass Fiddling, teaching techniques within the context of songs instead of isolated exercises. Christine believes that Fiddle music is social by nature, and wants her students to have as many opportunities to play with other musicians as possible—building a tune repertoire while also working on fundamental skills. She accepts a variety of students, from advanced players looking for something new to beginners of all ages. She has studied with teachers such as Katie Glassman, Casey Driessen, Brittany Haas, Enion Pelta-Tiller, Bruce Molsky, Jason Carter, and Billy Contreras.

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