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  • Citadel Waltz

    Citadel Waltz

    Frenchie’s Reel is a great Canadian Waltz written by Andy Dejarlis. The tune is played out of the key of D, and it’s a great one to start in on if you’re a beginner. 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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  • Memories of Eva Waltz

    Memories of Eva Waltz

    Memories of Eva Waltz is a great tune written by Fiddlevideo instructor Patti Kusturok and her son, Alex Kusturok, for Patti’s mother. The tune has become one of Patti’s most requested numbers when she performs. Patti 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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  • Pat’s Country

    Pat’s Country

    Pat’s Country is a nice slow foxtrot or Canadian country dance fiddle tune. It has the same slow, swingy feel as Faded Love. 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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  • Red Wing

    Red Wing

    Red Wing is one of the most well-known Canadian, Old-Time or Bluegrass fiddle tunes. Depending on the player, this tune can be either really simple or super-complex. Patti Kusturok keeps it pretty simple in this performance until she throws a little swing in towards the end. If you would like to jam with other musicians, having a good version of this tune in your repertoire is a must! Patti 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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  • Country Waltz

    Country Waltz

    Country Waltz is a great traditional fiddle waltz played in many Canadian jam circles and for many country dances. It’s a great beginner tune, so dive right in. 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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  • Teenager’s Waltz

    Teenager’s Waltz

    Here is a great old-time waltz in the key of A. The tune, composed by Graham Townsend, is a great choice if you are a beginner player. You should definitely learn a version of this if you plan to play in Canadian jam circles or for country dances. 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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  • Maple Sugar

    Maple Sugar

    This great tune is considered the Canadian National Fiddle Anthem. The tune is written by Ward Allen and is one of the most famous fiddle tunes in the Canadian style. You should definitely learn a version of this if you plan to play in Canadian jam circles. 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 Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye)

    The Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye)

    Over the Sea to Skye (or the Skye Boat Song) is a traditional Scottish air collected by Anne Campbelle MacLeaod in the 1800’s. Lyrics were added by Sir Harold Baronet. You may recognize this song as the title theme for the TV series “Outlander”. This great tune is played out of the key of G. Make sure to check out all of the Scottish Grace Note Tutorials to check out some of the techniques Hanneke Cassel teaches in this lesson. 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 Rolling Waves Jig

    The Rolling Waves Jig

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

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  • Sitting in the Stern of the Boat

    Sitting in the Stern of the Boat


    Sitting in the Stern of the Boat is a great Scottish Fiddle Air attributed to William McLeod (or traditional). 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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  • Down The Broom

    Down The Broom

    Down the Broom is many times paired with The Gatehouse Maid in a set. Kevin Burke learned this tune from the playing of Paddy killoran. Kevin 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 Gatehouse Maid

    The Gatehouse Maid

    The Gatehouse Maid is generally the second tune in the Down the Broom Set. Kevin Burke learned this tune from the playing of Paddy killoran. Kevin 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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