Cross-Tuned Fiddle Jam
Carol Denney

Tune your fiddle AEAE (ahead of time) and let’s jam on fiddle tunes in a whole new old way.

Many fiddle traditions (even classical) include tuning the violin in a chord, so that sympathetic open strings resonate with the string being played. Old-time music is full of tunes built on this rich tradition, many of which you may already know. Other instruments welcome to jam on old-time cross-tuned repertoire. Be sure to tune your instrument ahead of time or outside the workshop room, so that we have time to swap tunes and play.

Carol Denney, satirist, musician, and social activist, was voted 'Best of the Bay 2001' by the SF Bay Guardian and 'Best Solo Performer' in the East Bay Express 2002 readers' poll. Denney was part of Free Radio Berkeley's original clandestine crew, is the creator and editor of the satirical newspaper, "The Pepper Spray Times", and is a regular performer at the Freight and Salvage, Laborfest events, and, of course, picket lines and demonstrations.

"Politics and song served friendly as breakfast"...