About this course

Ross Holmes' Bluegrass Fiddle online video course on The Folk Music Academy is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to learn or improve their bluegrass fiddle playing skills. The course covers a range of classic tunes, including "Jerusalem Ridge" and "Gold Rush". With Ross' expert guidance, students will learn how to play these tunes in-depth, including the techniques and nuances that make them so iconic in the bluegrass genre.

In addition to teaching the classic tunes, Ross also covers important topics like technique, style, and how to sound "Grassy". Students will learn how to develop their style and approach to playing bluegrass fiddle, with Ross' helpful tips and advice along the way. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking to take your skills to the next level, Ross Holmes' Bluegrass Fiddle course is an excellent choice.

About the Fiddle

The fiddle, also known as the violin, has a long and rich history that can be traced back to the 16th century in Italy. The instrument was originally designed to be played in orchestras and other classical music settings. However, it soon became popular in folk music traditions around the world, including in regions such as Ireland, Scotland, the Nordic countries, and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. The fiddle's popularity in these traditions can be attributed to its versatility and ability to convey emotion and tell stories through music. Today, the fiddle remains a beloved instrument in many genres of music, including folk, country, and bluegrass, and is appreciated for its beautiful sound and ability to evoke strong emotions in listeners.
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About Ross Holmes

Ross Holmes is a versatile musician known for his multi-genre playing ability. He was a founding member of Cadillac Sky and played with Mumford & Sons, Bruce Hornsby, and The Noisemakers. He's contributed to over 500 albums in the Nashville recording scene and released his debut album in 2018.
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