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Progressions: Section 4

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Liberty - Varitation 1
Liberty - Variation 1 - DArtist Name
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Bill Cheatum - Varitation 1
Bill Cheatum - Variation 1 - AArtist Name
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Week 1 (Maybe Bonus Week)

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

Tuesday - Bluegrass Guitar History & Important Figures

- Lester Flatt

- Carter Stanley

- Jimmy Martin

- Doc Watson

- Clarence White

- Larry Sparks

- Tony Rice

- Bryan Sutton

- David Grier

- Chris Eldridge

- Molly Tuttle

- Billy Strings

- Others - Chris Sharp, John Doyle, Nick Forster, Russ Barenberg, Trey Hensley, Courtney Hartman, Dan Crary, Steve Kaufmann, Charles Sawtelle,

- Section 4 Repertoire

Fiddle Tunes

- "Bill Cheatum"

- "Big Mon"

- "Squirrel Hunters"

Thursday - NO CLASS (Happy Thanksgiving)

Practice slowly and deliberately.

Class Recordings

Tuesday

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Thursday

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Week 2

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Tuesday - Fiddle Tunes

- Picking Techniques

- Left Hand Techniques

- Playing Clean

- Exercises

- Developing Speed

- Beginning Improvising

Thursday - [In Person] - Fiddle Tune Jam

Focus on playing smoothly and with clarity.

Class Recordings

Tuesday

Passcode: J58m*+ue

Thursday

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Week 3

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Tuesday -  Fiddle Tunes Continued

- Developing tunes

- Variations vs. Improvisations

    - "Liberty" Variation

    - "Bill Cheatum"

   

- Contest picking

- Improvising ideas

    - rhythmic improv

    - melodic improv

    - Different register (up the neck, down the neck)

    - Extending Motifs (i.e. Woodchopper's Reel)

    - Incorporating Crosspicking (Liberty, Bill Cheatum)

Thursday - [In Person]

Bring the song you are playing for the progressions concert!

"The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles"  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Class Recordings

Tuesday

Passcode: 4Kt^Br$d

Thursday

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Week 4

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Tuesday - Stagecraft & Performance Skills

- Developing a repertoire

- Making a setlist

- Adapting to the situation

- Making it through mistakes

- Leading and Following

- Practicing to perform

Thursday - [In Person at Swallow Hill Music]

Music is a journey of self-discovery.

Class Recordings

Tuesday

Passcode: aM^yr7=^

Thursday

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Week 5

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Tuesday -  Review of Concepts

- Rhythm Guitar Takeaways

- Developing Solos Takeaways

- Improvising Takeaways

- Fiddle Tune Takeaways

Thursday - Final Class [In Person at Swallow Hill Music]

Music is a journey of self-discovery.

Class Recordings

Tuesday

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Thursday

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Learn a Tune Phrase by Phrase

Short Phrases

First PhraseMartin Gilmore
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second phraseMartin Gilmore
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third phraseMartin Gilmore
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fourth phraseMartin Gilmore
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fifth phraseMartin Gilmore
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sixth phraseArtist Name
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seventh phraseArtist Name
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eighth phraseArtist Name
00:00 / 00:09

Long Phrases

1 first long phraseMartin Gilmore
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2 second long phraseMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 00:12
3 third long phraseArtist Name
00:00 / 00:12
4 fourth long phraseArtist Name
00:00 / 00:12

Sections

A SectionMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 00:21
B SectionArtist Name
00:00 / 00:20

Full Song

Full MelodyMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 01:03

Rhythm Track

Rhythm TrackMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:12
Congratulations, now you can play "Red Prairie Dawn"

Repertoire Recordings

Bittergreen - GMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:12
Carolina In the Pines - GArtist Name
00:00 / 04:50
I've Endured - GArtist Name
00:00 / 04:00
Carry Me Across the Mountain - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:37
Lonesome PineMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:56
Sophronie - GArtist Name
00:00 / 02:33
Poor Ellen Smith - GArtist Name
00:00 / 03:13
Blackest CrowMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 05:24
Colleen Malone - DArtist Name
00:00 / 03:33
Rank Strangers - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:10
Bill Cheatum - LeadMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 01:17
Bill Cheatum - Rhythm - SlowMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 04:49
Bill Cheatum - Jam - SlowMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 04:47
Big MonMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 01:30
Big Mon - RhythmMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 04:42
Big Mon - JamMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 04:42
Squirrel HuntersMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 01:36
Squirrel Hunters - RhythmMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 04:32
Squirrel Hunters - JamMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 04:32
Red Rocking Chair - GMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:05
All the Good Times Are Past and Gone - GMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:22
Drink Up and Go Home - GMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:39
Cora is Gone - DMartin Gilmore
00:00 / 03:36
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