Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:10–4:00 pm in Room 105,
Students will learn to play the high, lonesome sound of old time
music from the Appalachian mountains and thereabouts. This genre
includes dance tunes, songs, and ballads of British and West
African influence. The ensemble will also make forays into
more recent genres such as bluegrass, country, and folk music.
This ensemble requires beginner ability on one of the typical
string band instruments, such as fiddle, banjo, mandolin,
acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and voice. Autoharp, dulcimer,
dobro, ukulele, bones, quills, and other instruments may
sometimes be used as well.