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    Fiddle for Absolute Beginners
    A 18-part course with Pete Martin
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    This course prepares total beginners to hit the stage with a repertoire of no less than 11 traditional fiddle songs, and the ability to play and improvise with other musicians. Anyone can fiddle!

    This course prepares total beginners to hit the stage with a repertoire of no less than 11 traditional fiddle songs, and the ability to play and improvise with other musicians. Anyone can fiddle!

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  • 11 min
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    Rolling Stones "Country Honk" on Guitar
    A lesson with GuitarMadeEZ
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    Want to learn a fun Rolling Stones song that's perfect for playing along with a fiddle or harmonica? Learn how to play "Country Honk" in this guitar lesson.

    Want to learn a fun Rolling Stones song that's perfect for playing along with a fiddle or harmonica? Learn how to play "Country Honk" in this guitar lesson.

  • 15 min
    Adobe Suite lesson
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    Opening, Saving & Closing PSE 13 Files
    A lesson with Simon Sez IT
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    Master the fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 13 editor by learning how to open, save, and close documents in this lesson from Simon Sez IT.

    Master the fundamentals of Photoshop Elements 13 editor by learning how to open, save, and close documents in this lesson from Simon Sez IT.

  • 13 min
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    Fiddle Song | Girl I Left Behind Me
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    “The Girl I Left Behind Me” is a popular fiddle song. In this lesson, learn the fingering of the G major scale and discover a new finger location.

    “The Girl I Left Behind Me” is a popular fiddle song. In this lesson, learn the fingering of the G major scale and discover a new finger location.

  • 17 min
    Music Theory lesson
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    9 CQ
    Learning to Play Fiddle by Ear
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    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.

    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.

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    Terms & Vocab for the Fiddle
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    Learn basic vocabulary for the violin or fiddle (same thing), and get more comfortable with this challenging instrument, both physically and musically.

    Learn basic vocabulary for the violin or fiddle (same thing), and get more comfortable with this challenging instrument, both physically and musically.

  • 4 min
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    Beginning Fiddle Course Conclusion
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    In this final lesson in the beginning fiddling course, Pete Martin reviews the concepts covered and shares tips for further study and purchasing a fiddle.

    In this final lesson in the beginning fiddling course, Pete Martin reviews the concepts covered and shares tips for further study and purchasing a fiddle.

  • 14 min
    Violin lesson
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    8 CQ
    Fiddle Song | Goodbye Liza Jane
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    The last tune in this series is called “Goodbye Liza Jane.” This popular fiddle song is in the key of A, and this lesson covers fingerings for that key.

    The last tune in this series is called “Goodbye Liza Jane.” This popular fiddle song is in the key of A, and this lesson covers fingerings for that key.

  • 9 min
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    Fiddle Song | Soldier’s Joy
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    Probably the most common fiddle tune, “Soldier’s Joy” is a must-have for a fiddler’s repertoire. Learn how to play this classic song in this lesson.

    Probably the most common fiddle tune, “Soldier’s Joy” is a must-have for a fiddler’s repertoire. Learn how to play this classic song in this lesson.

  • 18 min
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    Fiddle Song | Arkansas Traveler
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    “Arkansas Traveler” is one of the most popular tunes in old-time fiddling. In this lesson, learn this song and get tips for playing with other musicians.

    “Arkansas Traveler” is one of the most popular tunes in old-time fiddling. In this lesson, learn this song and get tips for playing with other musicians.

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    History's first hacker attack
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    Hacking has been around longer than you think. Long before Wikileaks and Russian-hacked email servers and phishing attacks, the term "hacking" described fiddling with electronics or radios in ways not prescribed by the instructions. The first documented use of the term was in the minutes of a 1955 meeting of the MIT Tech Model Railroad Club: "anyone working or hacking on the electrical system, turn the power off to avoid fuse blowing."
     
    But the idea of breaking into technological systems dates back much further. In 1903, a demonstration of Guglielmo Marconi's "wireless" (telegraph) machine was hacked by a competitor. Marconi, who essentially invented radio and won the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics, was demonstrating his new telegraph machine at London's Royal Institution. The physicist John Fleming was on stage, about to receive a Morse code message sent by Marconi himself—from a clifftop station in Cornwall, 300 miles away. Before Fleming could begin his demonstration, as if by magic, the telegraph machine started tapping out a message in Morse code. It said: "'Rats rats rats rats, there was a young fellow of Italy, who diddled the public quite prettily." Marconi's telegraph had been hacked! The man behind the mischief was Nevil Maskelyne, a London magician hired by Marconi's rival the Eastern Telegraph Company, to thwart the demonstration. Maskelyne had placed receivers throughout London which allowed him to intercept Marconi's transmissions without knowing their frequency. The company and Maskelyne later said they were simply alerting the public to Marconi's false claims that telegraphs were completely private. Hmm, haven't I heard this somewhere before? A publicity stunt that exposes other people's private information and threatens national security, performed by a supposedly humble public servant. Who knew Assange was just a modern day Maskelyne?

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    Hacking has been around longer than you think. Long before Wikileaks and Russian-hacked email servers and phishing attacks, the term "hacking" described fiddling with electronics or radios in ways not prescribed by the instructions. The first documented use of the term was in the minutes of a 1955 meeting of the MIT Tech Model Railroad Club: "anyone working or hacking on the electrical system, turn the power off to avoid fuse blowing."
     
    But the idea of breaking into technological systems dates back much further. In 1903, a demonstration of Guglielmo Marconi's "wireless" (telegraph) machine was hacked by a competitor. Marconi, who essentially invented radio and won the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics, was demonstrating his new telegraph machine at London's Royal Institution. The physicist John Fleming was on stage, about to receive a Morse code message sent by Marconi himself—from a clifftop station in Cornwall, 300 miles away. Before Fleming could begin his demonstration, as if by magic, the telegraph machine started tapping out a message in Morse code. It said: "'Rats rats rats rats, there was a young fellow of Italy, who diddled the public quite prettily." Marconi's telegraph had been hacked! The man behind the mischief was Nevil Maskelyne, a London magician hired by Marconi's rival the Eastern Telegraph Company, to thwart the demonstration. Maskelyne had placed receivers throughout London which allowed him to intercept Marconi's transmissions without knowing their frequency. The company and Maskelyne later said they were simply alerting the public to Marconi's false claims that telegraphs were completely private. Hmm, haven't I heard this somewhere before? A publicity stunt that exposes other people's private information and threatens national security, performed by a supposedly humble public servant. Who knew Assange was just a modern day Maskelyne?

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