|Benny Thomasson in the 1950s when he was|
World Champion Fiddler
Three Hornpipes - Tin Wedding Hornpipe, Golden Eagle Hornpipe and Ostinelli’s Hornpipe are pieces that my teacher Benny Thomasson gave me to build technique for bowing agility regarding smooth string crossing and for left-hand accuracy and strengthening as well
|Thomasson and his 13-year old student O’Connor|
The Hornpipes take the place of practice etudes with their extensive use of arpeggiation and fingering patterns, but they are real tunes with attractive melodies and rhythms as well that you can play in jam sessions and on stage.