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03-16-2015, 05:01 AM
Crooked Road Workshop Weekend and Concert at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax, Virginia
Workshops: Saturday, March 28, 9:00am-4:00pm, and Sunday, March 29, 10:00am-3:00pm, $140 tuition
Concert, Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm, $10 at the door

Carl Jones: Guitar

Carl's guitar class will explore a few ideas that can give your guitar playing a boost and make it more fun to boot. Playing with a flatpick and fingerpicking both will be discussed, incorporating some basic music theory to raise your comfort zone on the entire fingerboard. Being able to utilize harmonized scales, partial chords, and just knowing the distance between the notes of a chord gives more variety to what the guitarist can offer. These simple concepts are easy to use and sound great. Fingerpicks and thumbpicks are all welcome; Carl uses just his fingers and occasionally a thumbpick when he really wants to accent the bass. 

For fiddle tune back up, Carl strives to enhance what the fiddle is doing and not overplay or get “in the way”. Mainly, he hopes to inspire you and encourage you to appreciate and enjoy the guitar’s possibilities. Bring your guitar, a recording device, and a flatpick, fingerpicks are optional.

Erynn Marshall: Old-Time Fiddle
The fiddle class is for intermediate-advanced players who wish to explore a variety of archaic fiddle styles from the Virginias, Kentucky and North Carolina. Erynn will delve into left hand ornamentation, blue notes, alternate tunings and the intricacies of bowing (rocks, pulses and dwells) and other nuances typical of traditional southern fiddling. She will also explore secrets to great tone and playing with ease. Recording devices are recommended. Fiddlers should be comfortable playing by ear, have good facility on their instrument and an appreciation for beautiful, old tunes.

CCSA Concert: March 28th - 7pm

Although they live in Galax Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones Concert at Chestnut Creek is a rare opportunity to hear them perform locally. They are just back from a US tour of 21 states and a tour of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Concerts at Chestnut Creek are always entertaining and educational. Carl and Erynn will tell stories about tunes they play and where they learned them plus play some originals. There will be some good dance numbers too. For more information on Carl and Erynn, visit their websites at www.dittyville.com and www.hickoryjack.com

Refreshments are served during the concert and the show is open to the public - $10 at the door. The concert is included for workshop attendees.

Sign up now for these workshops, and add the concerts to your calendar. We hope to see you in Galax soon!

 For more information or to register for the workshops, go to www.chestnutcreekarts.org/register or call (276) 236-3500. Information is also available on the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts page on Facebook under events. CCSA is located at 100 North Main Street in Galax.