"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Resources: Banjo and Bass videos

I found these helpful for review & learning new stuff--maybe you will, too:

Examples of different styles of playing (useful if you're just starting and not sure how to do so)

and a good tune, taught here.

Bass-- There's a lot out there! This one is an entire series of short lessons--clear and concise. Covers everything from how to hold the instrument through both styles of bowing and more. Check it out,here.

Last but not least, if you're at all interesting in playing traditional tunes and learning social dances, check out the Fiddle and Dance Camp weeks at Ashokan. Wonderful place and amazing classes. See for yourself, here.

Good luck--and if this was helpful, or if you know of other good teaching videos out there, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

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