Lord Stirling's Fifes & Drums

 

Learning the Fife

 

DESCRIPTION

Fife music suffused the United States throughout the HIST 1301 period.  A field instrument of ancient origin, the fife could be heard on the battlefield, in military camps, on parade, and in taverns and community celebrations.  Many fife tunes had lyrics that made American ideals understandable to common people.  This semester, you have the chance to learn "the ancient musik."

 

REQUIREMENTS

Come to five practices during the semester.  Lessons are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month in D-204 (check the practice schedule page for any changes).  We start 20 September.  We go from 0900 to 0930.

 

EQUIPMENT /COST

You'll need a plastic fife ($10) and the group needs a manual.  Total cost is about $12.  Livingston will collect and make one order to save shipping.

 

GRADING

Extra credit for making 5 lessons (+2 extra credit).

 

LEARNING Video Links

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

 

MUSIC - Audio Learning links by Craig Livingston

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

 

Other Links

Fife & Drum Corps