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  • Frenchie’s Reel

    Frenchie’s Reel

    Frenchie’s Reel is a great Canadian reel written by Ward Allen & Mel Lavigne. The tune is played out of the key of B flat, which gives it a fun feel. 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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  • On the Road to Boston

    On the Road to Boston

    On The Road To Boston is a great fiddle tune in the key of D. This tune can be heard in many different fiddle 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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  • Don Messer’s Breakdown

    Don Messer’s Breakdown

    Don Messer’s Breakdown is a great Canadian fiddle tune which bears the name of its composer. It is played out of the key of C, and it moves right along so hold tight! 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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  • The Cat Scratch Reel

    The Cat Scratch Reel

    The Cat Scratch Reel (Le Reel Des Chats Grafignets) is a great tune in the key of D written by Andy DeJarlis. This Métis-feeling song has a cool E minor chord change which is fun to play over. 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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  • 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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  • Angus Campbell

    Angus Campbell

    Angus Campbell is a great fiddle tune of Scottish origin that can be heard in many jam sessions around Canada. 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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  • Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil is a great fiddle tune of Scottish origin attributed to Peter Milne. This tune is also known as the “Métis National Anthem” in Manitoba. 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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  • 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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  • Buckskin Reel

    Buckskin Reel

    Buckskin Reel is a fun Canadian fiddle tune written by Andy Dejarlis. This song is played out of the key of D, but it has some fun chord changes along the way. 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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  • 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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