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  • Dot the Dragon’s Eyes

    Dot the Dragon’s Eyes

    If you’re an advanced player, this is a great song to have in your repertoire. Hanneke breaks down a basic and advanced version in this free lesson module…

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  • Miss Shepherd’s Reel

    Miss Shepherd’s Reel


    Miss Shepherd’s Reel (or Miss Shepherd Reel) is a fast moving tune played out of the key of A minor. This J.S. Skinner tune is a series of scales and steps which are easy to play fast once you have them down. Hanneke Cassel breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula

    Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula


    Hanneke Cassel wrote Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula as a part of her Ron Burgundy Tribute. She also teaches the tune “The Glass Case of Emotion” on this website. Hanneke breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Leila’s Birthday

    Leila’s Birthday


    Leila’s Birthday is a fiery Scottish reel written by Hanneke Cassel and played out of the key of G minor. Hanneke breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • The Cat Scratch Reel

    The Cat Scratch Reel

    The Cat Scratch Reel (Le Reel Des Chats Grafignets) is a great tune in the key of D written by Andy DeJarlis. This Métis-feeling song has a cool E minor chord change which is fun to play over. Patti Kusturok breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Angus Campbell

    Angus Campbell

    Angus Campbell is a great fiddle tune of Scottish origin that can be heard in many jam sessions around Canada. Patti Kusturok breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil is a great fiddle tune of Scottish origin attributed to Peter Milne. This tune is also known as the “Métis National Anthem” in Manitoba. Patti Kusturok breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • The Murray River Jig

    The Murray River Jig

    The Murray River Jig is a great square dancing tune written by Graham Townsend for a town in Prince Edward Island (PEI). This is a great fiddle contest tune with a twist in the second part. Patti Kusturok breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • The High Road to Linton

    The High Road to Linton


    The High Road to Linton is a great traditional Scottish fiddle tune played out of the key of A. If you’d like to play in a jam setting, this is a great tune to know! Hanneke Cassel breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Jimmy’s Favorite Jig

    Jimmy’s Favorite Jig

    Jimmy’s Favorite (Jimmy’s Favourite) is a great square dancing jig, or “First Change”, as it is known in Métis circles. This is a fun tune based out of the key of G. Buckle in, and get ready to start jamming! Patti Kusturok breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Lady Do-Si-Do

    Lady Do-Si-Do

    Lady Do-Si-Do (Life on the Ocean Wave) is a great traditional square dancing jig, or “First Change”, as it is known in Métis circles. This is a driving tune based out of the key of G with a switch up to the key of C in the second part. Patti Kusturok breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies

    Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies

    Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies is a great Canadian/Irish jig played in the key of A. If you’re looking for a well-known session tune, this is it. Patti Kusturok breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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