Shawn Craver Fiddle


​Master classes are a series of 1-5 sessions designed to explore technique and factors beyond technique for fiddlers looking to improve their playing. Tune workshops focus on the unique tunes and styles of Western Maryland and the surrounding West Virginia counties. 

Breaking down tunes and songs into pieces that are analyzed and explored, emphasis is placed on phrasing, emotion, and context. Students learn to use these variables to create a more personal yet universal musical presentation or "story".

Just as he learned in the Appalachian Mountains, Craver believes that folk music is best learned "by ear."  Craver has studied music theory at Garrett College, holds a Masters in Theology, and also draws from these formal experiences to offer students a structured, yet holistic approach to fiddling.

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