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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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  • 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.

  • 8 min
    Violin lesson
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    5 CQ
    Fiddle Song | The Ash Grove
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    A very old traditional melody of Welsh origin, “The Ash Grove” is our first waltz. This is a pretty fiddle song well suited for beginning fiddle students.

    A very old traditional melody of Welsh origin, “The Ash Grove” is our first waltz. This is a pretty fiddle song well suited for beginning fiddle students.

  • 12 min
    Viola lesson
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    7 CQ
    Fiddle Song | Rubber Dolly
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    Continue to expand your fiddle repertoire with another American folk classic, “Rubber Dolly.” This is another beginner-level song that many fiddle players know.

    Continue to expand your fiddle repertoire with another American folk classic, “Rubber Dolly.” This is another beginner-level song that many fiddle players know.

  • 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.

  • 4 min
    Violin lesson
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    3 CQ
    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.

  • 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.

  • 17 min
    Violin lesson
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    9 CQ
    Fiddle Song | The Eighth of January
    A lesson with Pete Martin
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    “The Eighth of January” is a beginner-friendly traditional fiddle song that uses bow slurs, a basic technique that is very important part of a fiddler’s sound.

    “The Eighth of January” is a beginner-friendly traditional fiddle song that uses bow slurs, a basic technique that is very important part of a fiddler’s sound.

  • 9 min
    Violin lesson
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    5 CQ
    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.

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