This lesson demonstrates good ergonomics for playing the fiddle with the left arm and hand. These positions allow for comfortable playing with a good sound.
Fiddling is playing by ear, so learning songs by ear is very important. This lesson demonstrates a step-by-step method for learning fiddle songs by ear.
Now that you’ve learned good fiddle form, attempt your first fiddle song! “Boil the Cabbage Down” is often the first tune beginning fiddlers learn.
Learn to play “Cripple Creek,” a popular, easy fiddle song that will introduce new notes and reinforce the fiddle techniques covered in this course.
Continue to expand your fiddle repertoire with another American folk classic, “Rubber Dolly.” This is another beginner-level song that many fiddle players know.
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