This course for beginning fiddlers is an introduction to the traditions of southern old-time fiddling. Students learn the basics of tuning, fingering, and simple bowing patterns as well as open-string drones and double-stops. The class focuses on a basic repertoire of standard old-time southern dance tunes, in cross-tuning, as well as standard tuning, taught mostly by ear. This course is designed to accommodate those with prior classical training as well as those who are new to the instrument.