Our facilitated slow session is for just about everyone: new musicians (at least one year of playing), classical stiffs looking to play tunes for fun!, players wanting to brush up on tunes or their general playing, mature players learning a new instrument... In short, anyone interested in musical fun and camaraderie!
Our session will be accompanied/backed up by guitarist Cathy King, a consummate New England folk musician-singer-performer. Every week you will get 2, 3 or even 4 new tunes: 1 Very Simple Tune, plus 2-3 from the following: Waltz, Air, Jig, Reel, Hornpipe,or Polka. All tunes will be reviewed weekly as we go. Sheet music will be available, and learning by ear is fine for non-readers. All tunes will be at a simple to moderate skill level. And always at slow-to-moderate speed. We will also enjoy some of the authentic traditions of sessions, including choosing tunes around the circle, linking tunes into sets, and enjoying our favorite BYO beverages (yes beer & wine are good!) along with snacks provided by the studio.
Who Slow Session welcomes fiddlers with at least one year of playing experience. Players of mandolins, flutes and whistles are also invited to join in. This group is open to the general public; you do not need to be a Full Circle Studio student to participate.
When Slow Traditional Session is a 10-week class, offered 2-3 times per year.