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National Champion and Master Teacher Megan Lynch will teach you specific fills and breaks to help you make it through your favorite bluegrass, country, or folk jam.
In this workshop, National Fiddle Champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan B. Lynch
will take you note for note through some of the most common bluegrass instrumentals and give you recordings and sheet music for several others.
Both beginners and more advanced players are welcome at this workshop as Megan
will have versions appropriate for all levels.
This will be hands on and a ton of fun!
Recording is encouraged.
Fiddle Workshop - Details, Details, Details!
In this workshop Megan B. Lynch
will show you how to take your playing to the next level - from any level!
It's all about the details.
In this workshop National Fiddle Champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan B. Lynch
will show you some great double stop patterns in many common keys (as well as some uncommon ones!) as well as how to add droning strings to give your playing a fuller sound.
will cover double stops in several positions, but never fear, the entire fingerboard will be worry free when you get done with this workshop!
National Champion Fiddler (and super encouraging teacher) Megan Lynch
has the exercises, tips, and motivation to take your fiddling farther, faster.
There will be handouts but bring a recording device and lots of questions!
Fiddle Workshop - Improvising, It Doesn't Have to Be So Scary!
Ever wonder if there were some tricks of the trade when it comes to improvisation?
National champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan B. Lynch
will share them with you in this workshop.
Learn how to play over chord changes, how breaks and solos are created, and last but not least, learn when and when not to play!
will reveal systems that will make your jamming and improvisation fun and successful.
This workshop is best for beginning through intermediate fiddlers who would like to improve their musical interactions with others.
Recording is encouraged.
Fiddle Workshop - Master Class for All Levels
It's a workshop, it's a private lesson, it's both!
Famed throughout the world, Megan Lynch's master classes provide a unique opportunity for 10 people to get together and figure out exactly what it takes to make themselves better fiddlers, under Megan's guidance.
Because each person gets individual instruction, every experience level is welcome. (Beginners, don't be afraid!) No matter where you are now, you will be a better fiddler by the end of this workshop, and you will have specific instructions on how to continue to improve.
We'll talk about practice techniques, exercises specific to your needs, tunes that can help you move forward in your genre of choice, and much more.
Fiddlers travel from all over to work with Megan
in Nashville, but for this master class she
brings 20 years of experience right to you.
Bring your instrument, a recording device and/or something with which to take some notes, and a desire to be a better fiddler.
*This workshop is limited to 10 students so please register early.
Fiddle Workshop - More Jamming - Fiddle Style
There can never be enough tricks and tips to being a successful jamming fiddler.
Whether it be a bluegrass jam where you're desperately wanting to participate but aren't sure how, or an old-time jam where you're not sure how to play all those great old tunes with the word "possum" in the title, there are ways to succeed and Megan Lynch
can help you.
National Champion and professional bluegrass fiddler Megan Lynch
is ready to change all that.
In this workshop, Megan B. Lynch
, National Champion and professional bluegrass and country fiddler, will break down two classic tunes (Washington County and Wednesday Night Waltz) double stop by double stop.
Bill and Megan
will review the roles of each instrument and get everyone started playing immediately on several easy songs played slowly!
will help you figure out the right kinds of songs for you, what keys are good choices for your voice, and where on earth to find those darn harmony parts.
Bee Eaters in Nashville, TN on Jun 26 â€” The Bee Eaters
Venue: Megan Lynch's FiddleStar Camp
FiddleStar - Megan B. Lynch
Megan is proud to have co-founded the Nashville Music Workshop with master educators and performers Ned Luberecki and Stephen Mougin.
FiddleStar - Megan B. Lynch - Megans Story
Megan Lynch and hot fiddle
I like to tell this story whenever someone asks, "What's Megan like?"
Our band had a northeast tour and we needed a fiddler.
I didn't know Megan
then, but had heard her
play with other bands and knew she'd be great.
I called her
lives in Nashville-a small town in middle Tennessee famous for Goo-Goo Clusters-so she
flew to Boston to meet us.
The weather gods got together and decided they were going to throw a major storm in her
was deplaned, replaned, derouted, and rerouted, and after two days ended up in Portland, Maine.
The airline had lost her
luggage and she
had used several forms of transportation just to catch up with us.
When we picked her
only had the clothes on her
back and a fiddle.
I was expecting a very grumpy musician.
jumped in the van with a big smile, ready to hit the tour.
The only thing she
asked was if we could stop to buy clothes and toothpaste ("Quit being a prima donna," I snapped back)-she never complained, knew all our material, and knocked it out of the park on stage.
Megan Lynch laughing
I also tell that story whenever someone asks, "What's a professional?"
But let me introduce her
from Redding, California (where Black Bear Diners is based-so it's sort of the Comfort Food Capital of the West), and began taking fiddle lessons at the age of four.
It took Megan
four long years to win the National Fiddle Championship at eight years old at the famed Weiser National Fiddler's Contest, considered the premier fiddling event in the world.
didn't win the next year-I suspect Colonel Mustard in the parlor-then won three straight championships, following up with two more in 2003 and 2004.
When I introduce her
on stage as six-time national fiddle champion, I hear gasps from fiddlers in the audience.
They know how hard it is to win one.
is in high demand as a private and group teacher.
counts dozens of State and National Champions among her
students, and has been an instructor at the most prestigious bluegrass and acoustic camps throughout the world, including Augusta Heritage Week, The British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, and Sorefingers Bluegrass Week in England.
no-holds-barred workshops have drawn rave reviews across the U.S and Canada.
encouraging style makes the newest players as well as seasoned professionals feel like the next level of fiddle success is completely within reach.
Megan has also won six California State titles (which I consider more difficult since you have to invent a new form of social media while you fiddle), as well as the Minnesota State Championship, and served as a board member of the Grand Master Fiddler Championship.
may not want me to say it, but Megan's contest fiddling is really not what she's
As a songwriter, I lift an aggressive eyebrow whenever someone plays over the singing or tries to show off to the detriment of the song.
Megan is a musician who listens to, and respects, lyrics as much as melody.
knows exactly what to play-and when-and is always about the song, not herself.
This selflessness comes across in her
She's a world-class fiddle teacher, but it's all about the students' goals.
When we teach at camps, her
students seem to have more fun than mine, which is fine, except they also learn more, which I think is rubbing it in a bit.
teaches clogging and singing, too!
Of course, I've never seen her
do all three at once, but now that I've thrown out the challenge, I look forward to our next encounter.
She's taught at Augusta Heritage Week, the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, Sore Fingers Bluegrass Week in the UK, and the California Bluegrass Association Camp, among many others.
FiddleStar - Megan B. Lynch - Megan's Photo Gallery