Learn To Play Old-Time Fiddle - Two Video Set

Brad Leftwich
Learn the secrets to playing fiddle in the real old-time style. On these two lessons, Brad Leftwich teaches the fundamentals of traditional "downbow" fiddling. His unique method helps you learn how to produce the flowing, rhythmic sound that has delighted square dancers and music lovers for generations. Drawing on a lifetime of listening to, learning from, and playing with older ... Read More

Learn to Play Real Cajun Fiddle

Michael Doucet
Michael Doucet is an internationally-known fiddler, Grammy-winning leader of Beausoleil and peerless authority on the Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and old-time music of southwest Louisiana.  These fascinating lessons are chock-full of invaluable fiddle technique; tips on style; information on the great players; and more than 20 great instrumentals. In addition, Michael provides back-up fiddle or accordion parts for each tune ... Read More

Play Klezmer Fiddle!

Lisa Gutkin

Learn the Melodies, Techniques and Styles of a Great Tradition

With Pete Rushefsky, tsimbl (hammer dulcimer) Klezmer, the celebratory dance music of Eastern European Jews, has been gaining in popularity in recent years, partly through the work of the musical super-group, the Klezmatics. Lisa Gutkin, their virtuosic fiddler, has made a lesson that’s perfect for anyone who wants to delve into this compelling musical tradition.  With Pete Rushefsky’s expert ... Read More

Singing with the Fiddle

Bruce Molsky

Accompanying Old Time Songs and Ballads

The violin can be used to accompany old time country songs with startlingly beautiful results, and no one does this better than Bruce Molsky. On this lesson, he shows you how you can achieve distinctively rich and compelling harmonies in a musical interaction between your fiddle and your voice. Bruce covers all the basics, starting with simple exercises to develop ... Read More

Southern Old-Time Fiddle Tour

Bruce Molsky
Bruce Molsky takes you on a grand tour of traditional fiddling, region by region! He teaches six tunes, each from a geographical area of the southern U.S. that's known for great old time playing --  West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi. You'll learn the licks, bowing patterns and special tunings that give this music its haunting sounds ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's 4-Hour Celtic Workout

Steve Kaufman
Anyone who loves to play Celtic music and wants to build repertoire and technique will need this four-hour workout series! Whether you play traditional Celtic instruments (fiddle, whistle, pipes, bouzouki, button accordion) or the more bluegrass-oriented ones (mandolin, guitar, banjo), these session tunes will help you develop your playing skills and will get you ready for the all-important jams with ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume One

Steve Kaufman
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! On these four lessons, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume Two

Steve Kaufman
You've got hours of fantastic jamming ahead of you! This project provides you with a backup band that will give you rhythmic support, encourage you to learn new material and provide invaluable practice sessions. Each song is played three times slowly and then three times at a faster pace. (Lessons 1 and 2 contain the slow versions, while lessons ... Read More

Swingin' Jazz Violin

Matt Glaser
"You can swing more on a violin than on any instrument ever made." -- Stuff Smith Violin players (as well as musicians on any instrument) will gain enormous benefit from this dynamic, interactive course, developed with the early-intermediate player in mind. Matt Glaser stresses that "you don't have to be scared of the word jazz. If you've played bluegrass ... Read More

Texas and Swing Fiddle

Matt Glaser

From Traditional Tunes to Jazz Standards

These lessons will expand your repertoire along with your skills and knowledge of the fiddle. Starting with old-time Texas fiddling, you'll progress through modern Texas, Western Swing and jazz soloing. Matt Glaser carefully breaks down all the tunes and analyzes the styles of Benny Thomasson, Bob Wills, Vassar Clements, Mark O'Connor, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti and Eddie South ... Read More

The Fiddle According to Vassar

Vassar Clements
No fiddle player will want to miss this powerful lesson! Vassar Clements' superb technique and imaginative musical ideas are slowed down and brought up close to help you improve your technique, increase your repertoire and expand your musical horizons. Vassar explores more than a dozen of his classic licks, showing how he uses slides, chromatics, double and triple-stops, slurs and ... Read More

Twenty Irish Fiddle Tunes

Kevin Burke
Kevin Burke plays twenty tunes from his vast repertoire of Irish traditional music, once slowly for the learning instrumentalists, then up-to-speed to give you the true feel of the tune. You'll learn the melody of each piece, along with the grace notes, rolls, double-stops and other ornaments that make this music so distinctive and that keeps it in the ... Read More
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