Swing Fiddling 101 is the first workshop of the 2014 Talent Forge Hangout Workshops series.In this workshop we discuss basic swing improvisation and dissect the essential elements of the style – additionally, some advanced Swing techniques are covered.
The teaching is based around learning to solo in a swing style on the fiddle tune “Red Wing”, and there will be a transcription of a solo over “Red Wing” that will be available as a handout to the group.
In addition to the solo, there is a notated handout with of chords, arpeggios, scales, and licks to supplement the lecture. During the Q and A section of the workshop, specific questions about swing music are addressed, and there is some discussion of improvisation as relates to swing fiddling and fiddling in general.
- Swing Fiddle 101 – Red Wing Solo – Justin Branum
- Swing Fiddle 101 – Scales and Chords Handout
The workshop teacher is Justin Branum. Justin makes his home in Nashville and is recognized throughout the USA as a top-notch Swing Fiddler. You can read more about Justin on his teacher bio.
The workshop is hosted by [my] Talent Forge and Fiddle TV. The workshop facilitators will be Vi Wickam of [my] Talent Forge and Aarun Carter of FiddleTV.
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Here’s a quick video featuring Justin swinging out some Little Rock Getaway with the Swing Fiddle Great, Buddy Spicher and Eli Bishop.