The Fretless – Masterclass

Saturday 11 May, 2024

Four ferocious players, masterful composition, and a genre-bending sound—Juno award-winning ‘The Fretless’ is a Canadian quartet that has firmly taken its place on the map to a progressive form of “trad”. Join ‘The Fretless’ on the 11th of May for a unique opportunity to workshop tunes and other string techniques. Come as a performer or just an observer, this will be a rare chance to play alongside these legends and learn from the best.
Instruction for Traditional and Modern folk techniques for all strings.

– The rhythmic percussive bow technique, known as “chopping”
– Improvisation- Sonic exploration on stringed instruments
– Grooves and bowings for expressive tune playing
– Cuts, rolls, and other traditional melodic fiddle ornaments
– Pad playing, accompanying, and ensemble awareness
– Unique traditional tune variations

Open to all string players wanting to develop and enjoy their folk playing:

If you’re a performer, we will send you music to the email address associated with your eventbrite account, in advance of the masterclass. Please bring your own music stand and print-off.

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Dates & Times

Pearce Institute
840 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU
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Sat 11 May 14:00- 15:30

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