Western Swing music found its roots in country, breakdown fiddling and jazz. The combination of these regional styles formed a unique string-based, big-band sound in the 40s and 50s centered around the seminal Western Swing band, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Who were the Western Swing greats? What tunes did they play and how do you play them so they sound just right? Learn several invigorating twin fiddle tunes from the repertoire. The twin fiddling stylings lead the authentic bowings and embellishments to sound just like the bands of that era. Bring a recording device.
Western Swing—KATIE GLASSMAN