Borders Fiddle music intermediate course with Lori Watson.
Fee £24.99 (inc VAT). .*
*When you purchase this course you will be redirected to a page where you can download the lessons and materials. This will happen within 24 hours of your
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Lori Watson teaches
some essential Borders repertoire, style and technique. The music
of the Borders is full of character and charm yet has remained
relatively unexplored by those outwith the area. With its growing
popularity and recognition as an important thread of traditiional
music, here is an opportunity to discover, learn and enjoy this
Primarily for fiddlers, this course is also accessable to other
intermediate melody and chord playing instruments.
Listen to a FREE
fiddle music sample of Lori playing.
Lesson 1 - Tam’s Auld Love Song
Learn this lovely slow air from the Borders. Attributed to Tam
Hughes, Lori teaches the version popularly played today and includes
pointers on phrasing and chording as well as giving a description
of how it was played by Tam.
Lesson 2 - Tam’s Auld Love Song – Seconds
The character of Borders fiddle playing really comes out in a
group, so here you can learn the ‘seconds’ (harmony
part) to this slow air. Lori includes tips on chording, phrasing,
playing with other fiddlers and on varying the part taught here.
Lesson 3 - Morpeth Rant
One of the most popular tunes in the Borders and Northumberland.
Learn this version in G (note it is not the version commonly found
in the North East and Central Scotland). Lori also takes you through
the chording and phrasing suited to this tune – an essential
for Borders sessions!
Lesson 4 - When The Kye Comes Hame
Learn this beautiful solo slow air. Lori teaches her version
which she developed from the one taught to her by Bob Hobkirk.
A really special old song air, this was one of Bob’s favourites,
is one of Lori’s and may well become one of your’s!
Biography: Currently a PhD student at the RSAMD,
Lori grew up in the Scottish Borders playing traditional music
from a young age. A BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of
the Year 2002 and 2003 Finalist, Lori has performed extensively
throughout Britain and Europe. She has broadcast on radio, television
and internet throughout Europe and in the USA. Performing with
artists such as Brian McNeill, Aly Bain, Cathal McConnell, Dick
Gaughan, Duncan Chisholm, Karine Polwart, The Unusual Suspects
and Scottish Women has solidified Lori's reputation as a leading
traditional musician of her generation.
Lori's own compositions are both true to the tradition and contemporary.
Her singing and fiddle playing deliver a stunning performance
rich in personality. Here you have a unique, individual voice
creating sounds of beauty in fiddle and song.
For our online teaching to work you will
have to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer.
This comes with Windows. If you are a Mac user you can download
You will also need a fast internet connection (adsl, broadband),
and speakers connected to your computer so you can hear it (these
can take the form of computer speakers (connected from your sound
card) or headphones). These lessons are not downloaded to your
computer - they are streamed from our internet servers. If you
have any questions please contact us.
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