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Cross Tuning on the Fiddle: Creole Tunes

  • Hatch 221 Prospect Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

Cross tuning a fiddle means changing the relationship of the strings, deviating from the standard GDAE, to enhance the resonance of the instrument. If you’ve never tried this before – the sound it creates is magic! We’ll learn a great tune from the playing of Cedric Watson called La Vieille Chanson de Mardi Gras – crooked and cross-tuned.  Our fiddles will be in GDGD tuning, and when I listen to this particular tune I think “medieval rock and roll”. This is probably my favorite tune of all time.

Earlier Event: February 9
Adult American Fiddle Tune Class
Later Event: February 16
American Fiddle Tune Jam