About This Course
Learn fiddle in the styles of Kenny Baker, Stuart Duncan, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, and other bluegrass greats by learning classic tunes, with improvisation exercises and advanced techniques.
Try a Sample Lesson
In this lesson, Chad talks about his philosophy of improvising, including some advice from David Grisman. He shows you how he distills a tune, in this case “June Apple,” down to its most basic elements, so that you can start playing around with the rhythm, varying the melody, returning to the way you normally play the tune, etc. Chad also talks about the importance of listening to the musicians he’s playing with and reacting to them, and demonstrates how he reacts to the rhythms the guitar is playing.