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  • The River John Sunset Waltz

    The River John Sunset Waltz

    The River John Sunset Waltz is a great Canadian fiddle tune from the Nova Scotia region. This is a great beginner song and provides students many opportunities to learn some of the more common waltz bowing patterns found in Canadian fiddle music. 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 Morning Dew

    The Morning Dew


    The Morning Dew is a three-part reel played in the key of E minor. Master Irish fiddler Kevin Burke developed his version after hearing many Irish fiddlers play this tune at sessions. Kevin’s version includes three different third part versions. In other words, you have three different options to play when the third part comes round. 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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  • Saut Du Lapin (The Jumping Rabbit)

    Saut Du Lapin (The Jumping Rabbit)

    Saut Du Lapin (or The Jumping Rabbit) is a fun little tune in the key of G that is great for beginners. It has some neat bowing patterns in it, so that will definitely give you some good practice with the right arm. 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 Polar Bear Jig

    The Polar Bear Jig

    The Polar Bear Jig is a great square dancing tune written by Reg Bouvette. Reg wrote this after visiting Yellowknife, NWT. He once told Patti Kusturok that the tune just reminded him of some polar bears he had seen during his visit to Yellowknife. 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 Crooked Stovepipe

    The Crooked Stovepipe

    The Crooked Stovepipe is a great traditional Canadian fiddle tune that can be heard in many jam sessions around the country. 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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  • Smash The Window

    Smash The Window

    Smash the Window is a great jig of Irish origin played in the key of D. You’ll hear this bouncy little song in sessions spanning many different genera. 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 Poor Girl Waltz

    The Poor Girl Waltz

    The Poor Girl Waltz is a great tune in the key of C written by Andy DeJarlis. 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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  • Lucy’s Fling

    Lucy’s Fling


    Lucy’s Fling is an Irish fiddle tune written by Lucy Fahr. Master fiddler Kevin Burke learned the song from Lucy and later popularized it with The Bothy Band. 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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  • Blue River Waltz

    Blue River Waltz


    This great waltz was written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song uses a unique technique in the third part as the melody plays slightly different variations of the same note over three chord changes. Quite a nice tune! Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to licence this tune to be taught here on Fiddlevideo.com. Casey breaks down a basic and advanced version in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson including A/B looping and video speed controls.


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  • Ashokan Farewell

    Ashokan Farewell

    Ashokan Farewell is an iconic tune written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song was featured prominently in Ken Burn’s Civil War TV mini-series. The melody is simple, and yet haunting, as a good waltz should be. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player, and you can expect to hear this at pretty much any jam session around the US. Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to licence this tune to be taught here on Fiddlevideo.com. Casey breaks down a basic and advanced version 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 Earl’s Chair

    The Earl’s Chair


    The Earl’s Chair is a traditional Irish reel played out of the key of D. Master fiddler Kevin Burke says that you don’t have to go very far in Ireland to hear this tune in sessions. 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 Orphan (Jig)

    The Orphan (Jig)


    The Orphan is a great traditional Irish jig played out of the key of G. Master fiddler Kevin Burke plays a great version of this stately tune. 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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