Lesson Pack #2


This lesson pack is another set of videos that build on everything you have learned up until now. With the foundational rhythms now in your personal toolkit we move into the wide world of old time fiddling which entails mixing and matching the foundational rhythms to create more complex and interesting rhythmic variations. But don’t worry, we will start of simply and get more complex as well go. After mixing up the Rhythms we then moving into the 2nd dimension of bowing which is adding the ornaments, swoops, and circles that increase complexity, rhythm, and sound.

Included in this lesson pack are:

  • 5 Instructional Fiddle Videos (Beginner)
  • Additional curriculum and links to additional resources

Tunes included in this Lesson Pack are:

6. Crow Little Rooster

7. Ornaments – using Sail Away Ladies 

8. Chicken and Dumplings  

9. Late for the Dance   

10. Circles- using Give Me a Chaw of Tobacco

Each video has a progression:

  • The tune played up to speed to give you a sense of where you are headed.
  • The bowing explained with mnemonics to remember the bowing.
  • The tune plucked out to focus on finding the correct melody notes.
  • The tune played at slow tempo.
  • The tune played at medium tempo.
  • Any additional aspects of the melody or rhythm to focus on and any variations.

The tunes are arranged in a very conscious order of complexity. I encourage you to go in order because what you learn in the beginner lessons will be the backbone of what you learn in the intermediate and advanced lessons.

What it really comes down to is that Bowing is half of old time music but most people focus so much on melody that they end up only playing half of the music they are hearing. The majority of people that come to me share the same goal: they want to jam with others. And I have found that rhythm is the number one aspect of fiddling that keeps them from fitting in and getting invited into to jam sessions. Let’s change that! Bowing is not rocket science but it does take patience and focus. And, I am here to help you figure it out.

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