George Mariner Maull introduces violinist Dave Rimelis, who demonstrates a Montuno—a short, repetitive chord progression—on "La Bamba." The music is intentionally simple and meant for dancing.
Maull discusses the French Acadian lineage of Cajun music. Rimelis demonstrates "sawing" and double string techniques in the two-step dance. Rimelis also demonstrates a triple meter waltz in "Mr. Octa's Waltz."
Rimelis demonstrates ornaments and modality in Celtic music. He plays "The Swallow Tail" jig.
Rimelis demonstrates the pentatonic blues scale and discusses personalized emotions and lyrics. He plays "All Love's In Vain."
Rimelis demonstrates the old time shuffle bowing pattern in "Boil Them Cabbage Down" and the syncopated Georgia shuffle technique. He plays "Cotton-Eye Joe."
Credits: Exploring Fiddle Styles
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In this Discovery Orchestra Chat hosted by George Marriner Maull, violinist Dave Rimelis demonstrates five fiddle styles: Latin, Cajun, Celtic, Blues and Old Time. Maestro Maull and Dave point out the musical details that makes each style unique.
Length: 29 minutes
Copyright date: ©2015
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