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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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  • 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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