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9 minViola lesson5 CQ
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 minViolin lesson5 CQ
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 minViola lesson7 CQ
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 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.
4 minViolin lesson3 CQ
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 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.
17 minViolin lesson9 CQ
“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 minViolin lesson5 CQ
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.