Cane Break (Breakdown)

Cane Break is an advanced-level Texas Style contest fiddle breakdown. The melody starts in the key of D, moves to Bb for the second part, and ends up in the key of G for the third part. The tune features some fun third position double stops, a swing feel, and some interesting chords to play over. One other item to note about this tune is that it's crooked; the first part is 20 bars long whereas the second and third parts are 16 bars each.

While this isn't a well-known tune, it's definitely a fun, quirky melody to add to your repertoire. Casey breaks down basic and advanced versions of the melody in this lesson module...Sign up today to take advantage of the whole lesson including A/B looping and video speed controls.

Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

Download Performance TrackSIGN UP TODAY to download the performance audio MP3 file to your computer. Once you transfer the file to your mobile device, you can hear the tune whenever you wish! Membership gives you unlimited access to download performance audio MP3 files for any of the lessons on this site. Listening to the audio performance is a great way to prepare to learn this tune...

Sign up to get unlimited access to over 300 full lesson modules which include:

  • Performance video
  • Basic melody tutorial
  • Advanced melody tutorial
  • Picture-in-picture videos for up close viewing of the left hand
  • A/B user-defined video looping*
  • Video speed controls (slow down the lessons)*
  • Guitar practice track(s) - (N/A for trad Irish lessons)
  • MP3 downloads of the audio performance tracks
  • Sheet music for the basic song melody (including guitar chords)

*Feature may not work on all mobile devices. Check out our FAQS page to learn more about video A/B looping, video speed controls, membership payments, and several other topics. membership gives you full access, to all fiddle lessons taught by all fiddle instructors on this site as well as all technique tutorials which break down common fiddle bowings, fingerings & tricks.

Would you like to try the full features of the site before you decide whether membership is right for you? You can in these FREE FULL FIDDLE TUNE LESSONS.

Take your fiddle playing to the next level today!!