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16 minFREEMusic Theory lessonFree9 CQ
Learn basic vocabulary for the violin or fiddle (same thing), and get more comfortable with this challenging instrument, both physically and musically.
24 minMusic Theory lesson13 CQ
Proper tuning is vital for getting the best sound out of your instrument. Learn how to tune a fiddle before you play, for the best results possible.
16 minViolin lesson9 CQ
This lesson introduces a step-by-step method for how to hold the bow for good control and improved sound on the fiddle. Plus, learn common mistakes to avoid.
17 minMusic Theory lesson9 CQ
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.
18 minViolin lesson10 CQ
Learn good ergonomic methods for holding the fiddle. Knowing how to hold a fiddle correctly makes a huge difference in the comfort level for the player.
16 minViola lesson9 CQ
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.
13 minViolin lesson7 CQ
“Flop-Eared Mule” is another very common song fiddlers play everywhere. Learn to play this beginning/intermediate tune and develop your bow hand coordination.
14 minViolin lesson8 CQ
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.
19 minViolin lesson10 CQ
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.