Slow Sessions

Time to Learn...

Interested in Learning Irish Music? 

 

Do you play a traditional Irish instrument?  Even if it has been years and years, if you can still find your way around a simple tune at a slow pace, we can help you learn to play Irish music. Before you know it, you’ll be playing jigs and reels at your next St. Patrick’s Day party. 

Don’t worry… there are no solo’s, no spotlights, and no stages. You don’t have to perform. It’s for learning and having fun.  Mistakes and bad notes are welcome… the important thing is to learn.

Tunes are played slowly to make it easier to learn.  If you can read sheet music, that’s great. If you can learn by ear, that’s fine too.  You only need to know how to play the instrument of your choice.  (The session lead can help with fiddle and bodhran, but anything else is up to you.) The slow session is open to any player of a typical Irish session instrument (accordion, tenor banjo, bodhran, bouzouki, concertina, fiddle, flute, guitar, harp, mandolin, uilleann pipes, whistle)

Note that we had these sessions for several semesters at the University of Northern Iowa Suzuki School until interest dwindled, kids had conflicts, etc. We’d love to get some adult players as well as kids, and we’ll try to find a date, time, and location that works for the majority of interested players.

 If you are interested, please contact Van using the form provided.  Questions are welcome. 

Leader: Van Sederburg (bio)

When: Twice a month

Locations: To be determined

Format: First 45 min – Work on tunes provided (download above). Second 45 min – work on any tune from current or previous classes, or anything two or more people know.

Questions?