Improvising Violin

Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Unleash Your Imagination and Musical Self-Expression!

Leave the confines of the written tune and fly off to the musical freedom of improvisation! Master player and teacher Julie Lyonn Lieberman will help you give voice to your own musical self-expression, no matter what level you're playing at now. You'll learn improvisation techniques in folk, blues, swing, jazz and more. Julie provides important ideas and advice ... Read More

Jim Wood Package

Jim Wood

Three Videos for a Great Price!

 Get both of Jim Wood's wonderful beginning fiddle lessons - three lessons in all - for a great price. Jim will get your fiddling started the right way, and you'll be playing great tunes before you know it. These are beginner-friendly lessons and are unique in the careful, detailed teaching he gives you. These lessons provide hours of playing ... Read More

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Two-Video Set

Kenny Kosek

Lessons One and Two

Kenny Kosek's two lessons on bluegrass and old time country fiddle will have you jamming with friends and playing your favorite fiddle tunes even if you've never played a lick before! You'll learn to play B'ile Them Cabbage Down, Waterbound, Liberty, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Pig in a Pen, Sally Goodin, Roll in my Sweet ... Read More

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Video One

Kenny Kosek

Lesson One

Tune up the fiddle and rosin up the bow! Kenny Kosek will have you playing your favorite tunes and jamming with friends in no time--even if you've never played a lick before. Within minutes you'll be into your first tune, Jack Of Diamonds, learning to play the melody and then adding slides, open-string drones and bowing patterns ... Read More

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Video Two

Kenny Kosek
Kenny Kosek continues his in-depth breakdown of the techniques that will help you become an accomplished bluegrass and country fiddler. You'll learn to play several well-known traditional tunes, then dress them up by adding slides, blues notes, double-stop harmonies, rhythmic patterns and other essential musical elements. Kenny teaches licks and solos in the styles of Benny Martin, Chubby Wise ... Read More

Learning the Irish Fiddle

Kevin Burke
A famed fiddler teaches essential tunes and then adds the ornaments--slides, grace notes, rolls, etc.--that make them distinctively Irish. Although a basic knowledge of the violin is necessary, these lessons are taught slowly and carefully, so that even a near-beginner can play the tunes. Kevin teaches jigs, reels, hornpipes and shows you how to pick a tune out of ... Read More

Learn to Play Cajun Fiddle

Michael Doucet
If Cajun music makes you wish you could be at Mardi Gras, you're not alone. Learning to play this lively music yourself could be the next best thing to being there, especially if you've got fiddler Michael Doucet to show you how it's done. Cajun music, first popularized in the Acadian communities of southwestern Louisiana, has now ... Read More

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - Two-Video Set

Kevin Burke
Master fiddler Kevin Burke covers the basics of true Irish fiddle style. He teaches the melody of each tune, then gives you the nuances that make this music come alive. You'll learn to add rhythmic devices and melodic variations such as grace notes, ornaments, rolls and double-stops. By the time you've finished this course you'll have acquired ... Read More

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - Video 1

Kevin Burke

Lesson One: Polkas, Jigs, & Slides

Kevin Burke's easygoing manner and encouraging teaching style invite you into the world of authentic traditional Irish fiddle. In this superb starter lesson, he passes on his vast knowledge and experience through an in-depth study of some of his favorite tunes, styles and techniques. Kevin understands the needs of the learning fiddler, and he conveys his ideas with clarity ... Read More

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - Video 2

Kevin Burke

Lesson Two: Reels, Jigs, & Gavottes

On his second lesson, the legendary Kevin Burke takes you to the next level of Irish fiddle playing, with reference to the styles of Donegal, Clare, Kerry, Sligo and Brittany. The reels, jigs and gavottes he teaches are faster, more complex tunes than on lesson one, with wonderful variations and stylistic devices typical of the great traditional Irish fiddlers. You ... Read More

Learn to Play Old-Time Fiddle - Lesson One

Brad Leftwich

Lesson One

Learn to play fiddle in the real old-time style with this lesson in traditional downbow fiddling. Brad Leftwich shows how to produce the flowing, rhythmic sound that has delighted square dancers and music lovers for generations. He teaches tunings, drone strings and double stops, simple variations and several specific bow licks, including short and long saw-strokes and the shuffle. Brad ... Read More

Learn To Play Old-Time Fiddle - Lesson Two

Brad Leftwich

Lesson Two

Here are more great tunes and techniques from one of the foremost old-time fiddlers in the United States. Aimed at "advanced intermediate" players, Brad includes a brief review of the basic licks taught in his first lesson before quickly moving on to more advanced bowing patterns. You'll learn the "Tommy," "Melvin" and "Benton" licks (named in honor of master ... Read More
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