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Fiddle Tunes with a Touch of Theory w/Erik Hoffman

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We will continue to explore new tunes.

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We will continue to explore new tunes. As we do, we’ll explore ways to approach the technical challenges these tunes bring up. We’ll also look at a variety of ways to look at the underlying structure of a tune, and discover how that can help our ear as well as mapping out our instrument. Above all, I strive to make class fun and inclusive.

Erik Hoffman

In 1987, Erik took up the fiddle. Three weeks later, on a dare, he competed in the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddle Contest and won third place in beginning fiddle in a field of three. The following year he placed first in intermediate fiddle. In 1990, Erik came in third in advanced traditional singing.

Traveling all over the state, Erik has become well known from Arcata to San Diego, and from Carson City, Nevada, to the Bay Area. He has also toured the United States extensively, on both coasts, and in between. He has been staff at a number of festivals, including the Bay Area Country Dance Society's American Week, Family Week, and Spring Weekend (Monte Toyon); CD*NY's Hudson Guild; Sacramento's Echo Summit; California Traditional Music Society's Solstice and New Year's festivals; San Luis Obispo radio KCBX's Live Oak Music Festival; New Mexico Folk Music & Dance's Memorial Day Weekend; and Seattle's Slugs at Sunrise Music and Dance Camp.

Erik loves the spirit and joy that is passed along with traditional music and dance, and loves to share his enthusiasm.

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