This class will meet in person at Louisville Folk School.
In this class, we will concentrate on how bass, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin can work together to support a fiddle tune or a song within the Southern Appalachian string band tradition. We will focus on the specific roles or “pockets” that each instrument fills, and then we will take a broader look at how all the instruments interact and support each other as a whole. We will make time to highlight individual instrumental techniques, but the focus of the class will be on creating a cohesive sound. We'll split our time between tunes and songs, and discuss how to best present traditional music to a modern audience.