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  • The Cliffs of Moher

    The Cliffs of Moher


    The Cliffs of Moher are on the west coast of Ireland, and this tune was written to capture the feeling a visitor might experience whilst standing atop them. It is a great traditional standard Irish fiddle jig. If you’d like to play in an Irish fiddle session, you should definitely learn this song. Kevin Burke 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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  • Tennessee Waltz

    Tennessee Waltz

    Tennessee Waltz is a classic fiddle tune generally played out of the key of D. This is a great song to start on if you’re a beginner player. The advanced tutorial to this tune also adds some nice ornamentation and some fairly easy double stops, 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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  • Whalen’s Breakdown

    Whalen’s Breakdown

    Whalen’s Breakdown is a great traditional Canadian fiddle tune played in the key of C. This easy tune is heard in many jam sessions around Canada and is a great transition tune if you are looking to play in some of the more difficult, non-sharp keys. 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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  • St. Anne’s Reel

    St. Anne’s Reel

    St. Anne’s Reel is a great starter tune. It’s in the key of D and is great for beginners, but you can add quite a bit to it to make it stand out. This song is heard in many circles, from Celtic to Old-Time 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 Foxtrot Rag

    The Foxtrot Rag

    The Foxtrot Rag is a nice, swingy tune written by Gordon Stobbe. If you are wanting to learn some swing-feel tunes, this is a really good one to start on. It’s not super fast, and it’s very accessible for a beginning to intermediate-level player. 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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  • Fisher’s Hornpipe

    Fisher’s Hornpipe

    This traditional tune is definitely one to have in your repertoire. This tune in the key of D is a great one for beginners, but can be embellished quite a bit 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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  • Bethany’s Waltz

    Bethany’s Waltz

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

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  • Faded Love

    Faded Love

    This is the well-known Texas standard written by Bob Wills. Another great jam tune, this one is even better when played with a twin (harmony) fiddle part. Casey breaks down a basic, a twin, and an 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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  • Old Joe Clark

    Old Joe Clark

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

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  • Benny and Bea’s Waltz

    Benny and Bea’s Waltz

    This great waltz was written by Brenda Wallace for Benny Thomasson and his wife Bea. This is a great song if you are just starting to learn the fiddle. 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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  • Swallowtail Jig

    Swallowtail Jig

    Here is a traditional jig which can be heard in various settings including Celtic, Old-Time and Texas-Style circles. This is a very versatile beginner to intermediate level song worth learning. 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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  • Julia Delaney

    Julia Delaney


    Julia Delaney was the sister-in-law of Francis O’neill, Chicago’s police chief back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. This song was written by an unknown composer for Julia and has become a very popular tune played in many Irish fiddle circles. Irish fiddle legend Kevin Burke 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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