on line from The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line
“Wedding Tunes for Two Workshops” for soprano recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, April 11, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, April 12, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, April 14, 7 PM, Central Time. Different tunes will be played at each session.
During these workshops, we will play and discuss tunes from the “Wedding Fiddling Tunes for Two” series. We will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of pieces. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on the screen during the workshop.
Just as in all of the collections in the Tunes for Two series these books contain the same tunes in the same keys making it easy for you to play with a friend playing another instrument.
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required. The cost for each workshop is $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).
For more information, and to register:
“This is an excellent collection of wedding music that is very helpful for groups that are just beginning their wedding gig circuit, and for those who have played hundreds of weddings. …choices in each category include very traditional wedding pieces…along with some fun Irish tunes and jigs, and at least one Jewish tune per category (very helpful, as appropriate Jewish tunes can be difficult to find). Greenblatt also offers excellent advice throughout the book, such as when to begin prelude music, to remember to bring a stand light if a wedding is held outdoors at night, and how to lengthen or shorten music as needed. The harmonies are very nice and these duets will work anywhere, not just for weddings. I am very excited to add them to my gig repertoire.”
– Nola Campbell, American String Teacher, May 2010