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    270 min
    18-part Violin course
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    145 CQ
    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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  • 16 min
    FREE
    Music Theory lesson
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    9 CQ
    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.

  • 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.

  • 16 min
    Violin lesson
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    9 CQ
    How to Hold a Fiddle Bow
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    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.

    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.

  • 18 min
    Violin lesson
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    10 CQ
    Right Arm/Hand Fiddle Mechanics
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    The bow is the hardest thing to control for beginning fiddlers. This lesson breaks down the technique of the right bow arm and hand into small sections.

    The bow is the hardest thing to control for beginning fiddlers. This lesson breaks down the technique of the right bow arm and hand into small sections.

  • 18 min
    Violin lesson
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    10 CQ
    How to Hold a Fiddle
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    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.

    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 min
    Viola lesson
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    9 CQ
    Fiddle Song | Boil the Cabbage Down
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    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.

    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.

  • 19 min
    Violin lesson
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    10 CQ
    Left Arm/Hand Fiddle Mechanics
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    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.

    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.

  • 24 min
    Music Theory lesson
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    13 CQ
    How to Tune a Fiddle
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    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.

    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.

  • 9 min
    Viola lesson
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    5 CQ
    Fiddle Song | Cripple Creek
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    Learn to play “Cripple Creek,” a popular, easy fiddle song that will introduce new notes and reinforce the fiddle techniques covered in this course.

    Learn to play “Cripple Creek,” a popular, easy fiddle song that will introduce new notes and reinforce the fiddle techniques covered in this course.

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