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How to Learn a Fiddle Tune from a Recording with Tatiana Hargreaves

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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How do you learn from a recording? What do you listen for? How can you tell what the bowings are? In this workshop, renowned fiddle player Tatiana Hargreaves will guide participants through the process of learning a tune from a recording. We will go back and forth between listening to a recording together, figuring out the phrases, and by the end learning a whole new tune!

Over the past eight years, Tatiana Hargreaves has been on the forefront of an up and coming generation of old time, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians. Since releasing her first solo album, Started Out To Ramble, in 2009, Hargreaves has toured with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger, and Bruce Molsky. From being the second woman to place first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease.

As an educator, Hargreaves draws upon her performing experience as well as her academic background to combine history with musical technique and stylistic commentary, engaging her students with more than just the tunes. She currently teaches bluegrass fiddle at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has taught at music camps such as Augusta Heritage Center’s old-time week, The Swanannoa Gathering and the Rockygrass Academy. She has also presented about the history of old-time and bluegrass music at academic institutions such as Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and  El Institute Superior del Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba.

After touring as a member of Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands and finishing her degree at Hampshire College, Hargreaves now makes her home in Durham, North Carolina, where she is spending time with Alice Gerrard and helping out with the documentary in progress You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard. And Hargreaves’ duo project with banjo player Allison de Groot is part of IBMA’s 2020 Bluegrass Ramble lineup this fall.

You can find out more about taking lessons with Tatiana Hargreaves in PineCone’s music teacher directory.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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