The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Appalachian Bowings: Getting That Sound
w Brian Slattery
at The Parlor Room
October 29, November 26, December 17
DROP-IN: $30 GA/ $20 MEMBERS
BUNDLE: $80 GA / $50 MEMBERS
We all have favorite Appalachian fiddle tunes, but what we really love is the sound of the music itself: the rhythm, the swing, the drive that make it hypnotic to play and really fun to dance to. In this workshop we'll explore the bowing patterns that make that rhythm happen. In each class, we'll go over the three bowing patterns that are the rhythmic vocabulary of Appalachian fiddle music, then focus on one of those patterns and how it works in the context of a tune. With these bowings, you can learn new tunes faster, inject new life into old tunes, and have even more fun playing by yourself and with others.
Brian Slattery has been playing traditional American music for 30 years, most notably with the Moon Shells and Mississippi fiddle scholar Harry Bolick. He has taught at Augusta Heritage Center, the Dance Flurry, Spice on Snow, and regional festivals, and has a number of private students. He’s also the arts editor for the New Haven Independent.
The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at parlorroom.org.
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2023