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Erynn & Carl's Spring Zoom Music Classes start this week!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Hello Musician Friends!

Our last round of zoom music classes is about to start before we take a break til fall. Come join us if you'd like!

These 6-week classes (1hr class per week), help you get motivated, learn new tunes, techniques and get primed for festival season. Fiddlers will delve into techniques/bowing learned from master traditional players and some history too. Guitar and mandolin players will learn some great tunes and stylistics as well and work on concepts that add versatility to your playing. You can ask questions in real time, enjoy class from the comfort of your own home, and enjoy there is no commute! All classes are filmed so you can watch later and catch-up at your convenience if you have to miss a class. Includes sheet fiddle sheet music tab, mandolin/guitar tab of all tunes taught! Here’s the info:

Saturdays Feb 25 - Apr 8, Int OT Fiddle (Erynn) 1pm-2pm ET (no class Mar 25th)

Sundays Feb 26 - Apr 9, Songwriting (Carl) 2pm-3pm ET

(no class Mar 26th)

Mondays Feb 27 - Apr 3, the Art of Guitar Back-up (Carl) 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

Tuesdays Feb 28 - Apr 4, Mando-mazing! (Carl) 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

Wednesdays Mar 1 - Apr 5, Adv OT Fiddle (Erynn) 7:30-8:30pm ET

Each group class meets online for an hour a week for 6 weeks on Zoom. Some people in far-flung time zones like to take the class entirely by video. Participants are given access to a class folder where all the music/tab/video links are located. You can download all class videos /music /tab onto your own computer for ongoing review. Cost per 6 session class is $75-$125 (sliding scale: you choose what you can afford). There is also a fun, community vibe in these group classes that we enjoy too!

To register just tell us what class you'd like to join by emailing info@dittyville.comand make your payment via paypal, venmo, or check. paypal: @dittyville (276-237-6866). If you have any questions feel free to drop us a line at Cheers, Carl and Erynn.



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Playing Since: 1979
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Fiddler

Gender: Female
My Instruments:
1936 John Smith (Scottish Maker late of Glasgow and Falkirk who emigrated to Canada in the early 1900's where he lived out the rest of his days). He made over 160 violins and would not use wood in his instruments that had not cured 100 years.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Melvin Wine, Lester & Linda McCumbers,Wilson Douglas,Tommy Jarrell, Hoyt Ming and his Pep Steppers, Kenny Jackson, Bruce Greene, Paul David Smith, Clack Mountain Stringband, James Bryan, Carl Jones, JP Fraley, John Harrod, Don & Carmen Rogers, Paul David Smith, Bob Holt, John Salyer, Edden Hammons, Scott Prouty, John Gallagher, Chris Coole, Arnie Naiman, Kathy Reid-Naiman, Art Stamper, Willie Stamper, Ralph Blizzard, Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz, Hazel Dickens, Ola Belle Reid, Dirk Powell Band, Joe Newberry, The Lonesome Sisters, Fred Cockerham, Kyle Creed, Kevin Wimmer, Tommy Peoples, Martin Hayes, John Doyle and Liz Carroll, Dennis Cahill, Kevin Burke, Red Stick Ramblers, Caleb Klauder & Sammy Lind, Candy Goldman, The Canotes, The Balfa Bros, D. L Menard, Courtney Granger, Randal Bays & Dave Marshall, John Hartford, Skip Gorman, Arthur Smith, George Jones, Lefty Frizell and sooo many others....

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Erynn Marshall is an old-time fiddler who lives in Hillsville, Virginia and is known internationally for her traditional music. Erynn learned the nuances of Appalachian old-time fiddling from rare recordings and visiting 80-95 year-old southern fiddlers. Her playing seems effortless and transportive. Erynn performs at festivals, teaches at music camps around the globe, and tours with her husband - songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carl Jones. Her tunes are becoming common repertoire in fiddle circles. Erynn won 1st place fiddle at “Clifftop” (The Appalachian Stringband Festival) and was the first woman to do so. She has recorded seven albums and appeared in five films (Voices of Virginia, the Clifftop Experience I’ll Fly Away Home, Conversations with Old-Time Musicians,” plus the upcoming Never Met a Stranger). She is coordinator for Swannanoa Old-Time Week

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