Appalachian Music of Southwestern PA
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NEW CD RELEASE for 2016
BEHIND THE DOOR
TRADITIONAL FIDDLE TUNES OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

ALSO AVAILABLE
Up in the Batten House
Up Jumped Joe in the Middle of It

Old Time Fiddle

The fiddle has long been the traditional lead instrument of the Appalachian style. Along with the fife it was one of the earliest instruments to be played in SW Pennsylvania for dances and parties. For many years the music has been passed between generations aurally, without the use of written form. There are still many players and lovers of old time music today, and the aural tradition is often preferred by those who do not care for written music. Novices are taught the fundamental techniques which enable them to begin playing some simple melodies in the first few weeks. Beginner and intermediate players focus on the intricacies of rhythm in their bowing as they develop their repertoire of traditional Old Time fiddle tunes.

For more information about learning to play the fiddle, write to appalachianmusic@hotmail.com or see our contact page.

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