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  • The Butterfly (Slip Jig)

    The Butterfly (Slip Jig)


    The Butterfly is a great Irish fiddle tune written by Tommy Potts. This slip jig has a very impressionistic feel to it…Kevin Burke discusses his approach to the tune in the tutorials. 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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  • Cuckoo’s Nest

    Cuckoo’s Nest

    Cuckoo’s Nest is a quirky breakdown in the key of D. It has a couple of interesting sliding harmonics in the first section. If you’d like to play in a jam setting, you should learn a version of this song. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player. This song is heard in many circles, from Old-Time to Texas to Contest-Stlye. 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 Captain

    The Captain


    The Captain is an original Scottish/American composition written by our own Hanneke Cassel and played in the key of D. What a great melody! 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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  • Hector the Hero

    Hector the Hero


    Hector the Hero is the well-known traditional Scottish Air written by James Scott Skinner and played in the key of A. What a haunting melody! 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 including A/B looping and video speed controls.


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  • Across the Black River

    Across the Black River


    Kevin Burke wrote the song Across the Black River as his mother lived in the vicinity of the waterway in County Sligo, Ireland. This jig has a nice rolling feel to it, and is a good song to learn if you’re just starting into Irish fiddling. 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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  • Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Whiskey Before Breakfast is a great traditional breakdown out of the key of D. This song is frequently heard in bluegrass and old-time settings but can also be found in many contest fiddling circles. 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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  • Liberty

    Liberty

    Liberty is a great traditional fiddle breakdown generally played out of the key of D. This is a good song to start on if you’re a beginner player. The advanced tutorial to this tune also adds some nice ornamentation, so once you have the basic melody down, make sure to check that out! Versions of this tune are played in contests and jams in styles ranging from Bluegrass, Texas-Style and Old-Time. Casey Willis breaks down a basic and advanced melody 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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  • Boil the Cabbage

    Boil the Cabbage

    Boil the Cabbage is a great traditional fiddle breakdown generally played out of the key of A. This is a great beginner song to start on. But the advanced tutorial to this song adds some nice double stops and ornamentation. Versions of this tune are played in contests and jams in styles ranging from Bluegrass, Texas-Style and Old-Time. Casey breaks down a basic and advanced melody 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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  • Devil’s Dream

    Devil’s Dream

    Devil’s Dream is a great traditional fiddle breakdown generally played out of the key of A. This is a good beginner song to start on. The advanced tutorial to this tune adds some nice ornamentation, so make sure to check that out. Versions of this tune are played in contests and jams in styles ranging from Bluegrass, Texas-Style and Old-Time. Casey Willis breaks down a basic and advanced melody 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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  • Teardrop Waltz

    Teardrop Waltz

    Teardrop Waltz is a great tune written by Reg Bouvette. The melody holds the same note over three chords in the second part, which is a really nice touch. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player. This song is heard mostly in Canadian fiddling circles, but can be a great contest tune as well. 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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  • Roxanna Waltz

    Roxanna Waltz

    Roxanna Waltz, or Roxanne’s Waltz, is a great waltz by Monroe (or Baker). This version starts in the key of C, modulates up to A, and then moves back down to C. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player. This song is heard in both jam circles and fiddle contests around the US. 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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  • Turkey in the Straw

    Turkey in the Straw

    Turkey in the Straw is a classic breakdown in the key of G. This tune as as well-known as they get. If you’d like to play in a jam setting, you should be able to play a version of this song. And it’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player. This song is heard in many circles, from Old-Time to Texas to Contest-Stlye. 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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