Expand your tune repertoire of Norwegian and Scandinavian folk music and improve your style. This class is for those who have some experience with Scandinavian folk music, and for those who are new to it but learn easily by ear. The class is also suitable if you play other folk music styles, like Old Time or Irish music. Lessons will be taught by ear and recording devices are recommended. Sheet music will be provided. Class is focused on the fiddle tunes, but all melodic instrument players wanting to learn the melodic form of the tunes are welcome to join.
Vidar Skrede is a freelance Nordic folk musician, playing fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, and guitar. He is from Norway and has recently transplanted to Chicago He has a background in the traditional music of Rogaland, his home area in the southwest region of Norway, and has a masters degree in Nordic folk music at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. He is known from several bands such as Geitungen, Vidar Skrede DYNAMO BAND, AAMOS, and Secret Carpet Club. Many of his CDs have been nominated for best folk music album in Norway and Finland. Vidar has been sharing his music in the United States since 2010 with various touring groups from Scandinavia, most notably Geitungen. In addition to performing, he teaches music around the Midwest and at his studio in Chicago.