A Private Lesson with Richard Greene
Take a lesson with someone who has been called "one of the most innovative and influential fiddle players of all time!" Richard Greene has played everything from bluegrass to rock to string quartets, and he knows all the techniques that will make you a better player.
Every minute of this lesson is filled with amazing information. You'll learn how to warm up, produce good tone, tune your hand to your instrument for proper intonation and play with "freedom and abandon." Richard shows a myriad of bluegrass bowing patterns and techniques: crossbowing, "separate" bowing, the bounced bow (spiccato), hemiola (accenting off beats), the "Georgia shuffle" and rhythm chopping. You get in-depth instruction on double and triple stops, fingered unisons, the use of "bluesy" 3rds, 5ths and 7ths, bluegrass slides, tricks for playing fast and much, much more.
In one of the most fascinating and exciting segments of this extraordinary lesson, you'll explore the concept of "musical noise," the funky rhythm effects that Richard made famous starting with his days backing up Bill Monroe. In addition, you'll learn how to work up a fiddle tune, improvise variations and play some of the great pieces in the bluegrass repertoire: Stoney Lonesome, Katie Hill, Black Snake in my Room (blues), Roanoke, Big Mon, Little Rabbit, Sally Goodin, Northern White Clouds and Beaumont R.