Learning the Irish Fiddle - Six-Hour Audio Set

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
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Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - DVD 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
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Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - DVD 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
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Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - Two-DVD 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
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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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