John Cockman's
Fiddle Lessons

Disclaimer: Yes, I know I can't play a song the same way twice in a row. My apologies in advance

NOTE: As of September, 2013, all material on this site is being (slowly) transferred, along with other tunes, to BluegrassDaddy.com. Visit there for lesson videos, tablature, MP3s, and information on our summer fiddle "camp."

May 19, 2013

Hi everyone,

I am so excited about another summer of Fiddle Camp. Fiddle camp will meet every Tuesday at 6:00 pm at our house, starting May 28th. Water will be provided, and feel free to bring a snack to share. The final camp will be on July 30th, and the summer recital will be held on August 6th.

Address: 109 Chestnut Hill Drive, 28607
Web: www.cockmanfamily.com/john
Cell: 773-6262
Home: 963-5919
Email: john2@cockmanfamily.com

If you know anyone who should be on this list, please have them email me. If you would like to be taken off this list, or if you would like to change email addresses, please let me know that as well. Any friends and family are welcome, and all ages may participate! I recommend 6 years old as a good age to begin lessons, though much depends on desire and natural ability.

During the first camp, I will inspect fiddles and accessories for the beginners. If your fiddle needs to be strung or set up, please bring the parts/strings that are needed.

Proposed weekly schedule:
Beginner: 6:00 pm
Intermediate: 6:45 pm
Advanced: 7:30 pm

COST:
Nothing but your pride. However, you will need a fiddle. If you need to buy a starter fiddle, I recommend that you search eBay for "4/4 violin" and buy one of the $50 models that are already set up, complete with bow, rosin, and case. Children often need smaller violins than adults. Use this link to learn how to measure for a smaller violin:
http://www.nashvilleviolins.com/articles/sizes.htm.

OTHER INSTRUMENTS:
You are encouraged to bring other instruments to fiddle camp -- guitars, banjos, mandolins, basses, etc. (This includes PARENTS!) The sheet music for each song includes the chords for strumming along, so please print and bring if you would like to play with the group.

RULES:
1) Please encourage children to play outside unless it is raining.
2) Please use the downstairs bathroom
3) Please do not antagonize the small yipping dog
4) Bring a chair!

We are looking forward to hosting our fifth annual fiddle camp, and we hope you will make it a regular part of your summer schedule!

Sincerely,
John, Jennifer, Arwen, and Lorien Cockman

Archived Fiddle Camp News -- the unofficial newspress of Fiddle Camp
Fiddle Camp News, Season One, Vol. 1
Fiddle Camp News, Season One, Vol. 2
Fiddle Camp News, Season One, Vol. 3
Fiddle Camp News, Season One, Vol. 4


 
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