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Home after a long summer

Posted by fiddledan on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Yes, it was a long summer on the road. 4 months with only being home about 36 hours at the end of May! Home in Yuma for a couple of weeks before heading out to the Northwest for a couple of shows and workshops up there. Here are the details as far as I know at the moment. I'll be driving from Yuma leaving on the 18th September to arrive in Eugene, OR by the 21st. If anyone is able or interested in hosting a house concert on the way up to or down from Seattle (taking I-5) please contact me by email. I'd love to be able to see you and work along the way.

BTW, I'll also be teaching in San Diego again this year. Wednesday September 11 is the first date, but it is sold out. I may be able to get more time available on the 12th so email me if you are interested.

I'm hoping to be home in Yuma for the month's of November and December (well, except for the monthly or bi-weekly trip to San Diego) and am taking skype students as  well as welcoming students to come to the home. An hour, a day or more. Let me know. Hope to see many of you on this last long trip of the year. Thanks for all of your support this year.

Play Nice,
Dan Levenson
Author of Fiddle From Scratch - A Mel Bay Publication
www.Clawdan.com

Saturday, September 21st

7 PM

An Evening with Dan Levenson

A House Concert

Join Dan for an intimate evening house concert of Old Time Traditional Music with Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, Songs and Stories of the Road.

 

Eugene, OR

(River Road area)

Reservations to: melissamandra@yahoo.com
or 541-228-1644

Sunday, September 22nd

11am - 3:30 pm

Workshops
Join Dan for one or both of these workshops.  While subjects are tentative, depending on specific interests of those who attend, these hands on workshops will give you material to work on for months!

Old Time Fiddle: 11:00-12:30
Clawhammer Banjo: 1:00-2:30

Cost: $40, or $75 for both sessions

Eugene, OR

(River Road area)

Reservations: melissamandra@yahoo.com

or 541-228-1644

Friday September 27

By appointment - 1 hour sessions - 10 AM - 4 PM

Get some time for yourself to work with Old Time Music Master Dan Levenson. These master classes are available for all levels of Old Time Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo as well as Old Time Mandolin and Old Time Guitar style.

Kennedy Violins
508 SE 117th Street
Vancouver, Washington

Kennedy Violins
1.800.779.0242
Adam at Kennedy Violins
Kennedy Violins Website

Friday September 27

7 PM

Concert - An Evening with Dan Levenson - An evening of Old Time fiddle and banjo music with songs and stories of the road.

Kennedy Violins
508 SE 117th Street
Vancouver, Washington

Kennedy Violins
1.800.779.0242
Adam at Kennedy Violins
Kennedy Violins Website

Saturday September 28

4 and 6 PM

Old Time Fiddle Workshop(s) at Kennedy Violins

4 - 5:30 PM - Bow use for intermediate players - Bow use is one of the most important skills in turning notes into music. When to up and down bow, when to pause or add emphasis to a stroke. How DO you figure out where that rhythm comes from? We’ll look at all of this and more as we explore how the bow impacts the tune.

6 - 7:30 PM - Learning a tune without paper and making it your own - While most of the old time players didn’t play off paper, many could “read the dots”. Most of us today learn with written music but while it is a useful and important tool, the “notes” on paper are not music. Music comes from playing what you hear and feel so we will pick a tune to learn, learn it by ear and create variations based upon each of our experience and skill and playing what we WANT to hear.

Price: $30 each workshop; $50 for both.

Kennedy Violins
508 SE 117th Street
Vancouver, Washington

Kennedy Violins
1.800.779.0242
Adam at Kennedy Violins
Kennedy Violins Website

Thursday October 3

7:30

An Evening with Dan Levenson

Come hear the Old Buzzard at Couth Buzzard Books. Seems fitting right?

An evening of Old Time fiddle and banjo music with songs and stories of the road.

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society

 

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe

8310 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle, 436-2960

 

Saturday October 5

10:30 AM - 4 PM as below

Thump it then thump it again

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Basic double and drop thumb technique will be the focus of this skills based workshop. Here’s your chance to move into clawhammer’s most important rhythmic skill. Make great leaps or start from scratch. We’ll pick a good solid tune to work with to put the technique into practice.

Bring Tunes to Life - Post Tab Tune Development

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Okay, you can play “purdy good” and get around a tune with or without tab in a way that lets us know you get it but what comes next? Here is your chance to work on making a tune your own, bring it to life and develop they skill you need to play the tune and not just the notes.

$40 each (COMBO $70 for both workshops)

Dan will also will do PNWFS Concert, Oct 5, 7:30-9:30pm, Free/Donations at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960.

Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
866-634-1662
206-634-1662

 

Sunday October 6

12:15 - 4:30 PM

Repertoire for Old Time Fiddle

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

One of the fiddler’s primary jobs in old time music is to know the tunes and be able to find and develop new ones all the time. This tune based workshop will be aimed primarily at the old time fiddlers looking to build their tune repertoire as well as their skill at making an old time tune sound like, well, an old time tune! Other instruments see the next workshop.

Playing Together

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Okay, so you know all the tunes, but want to play together with OTHER musicians. You start and realize, you have different versions. Or you never played with a fiddler or banjo player before. What to do? Come work on what it takes to play “TOGETHER” instead of against each other.

While intended primarily for Old Time Fiddle and Banjo players, Mandolin, Guitar and Bass players (and other old time stringband musicians) are welcome to come be “part of the band!”

We will work on new tunes together as well as play with tunes you know.

$40 each (COMBO $70 for both workshops)

Dan will also will do PNWFS Concert, Oct 5, 7:30-9:30pm, Free/Donations at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
866-634-1662
206-634-1662

 

Just added today - (Sept 5)!:

Tuesday October 8, 2013

7 PM

Concert - An Evening with Dan Levenson

An evening of Old Time fiddle and banjo music with songs and stories of the road.

We are also working on offering private sessions and/or workshop(s) on Wednesday the 9th. Stay tuned for information on that.

Cottonwood Performing Arts Center

3270 Main Street

Cottonwood, CA 96022

(Just south of Redding, CA)

 

Cottonwood Performing Arts Center
E-mail the center cottonwoodpac@hotmail.com
530-515-2871



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