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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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  • 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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  • Bill Cheatham

    Bill Cheatham

    Bill Cheatham is a great traditional fiddle breakdown generally played out of the key of A. 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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  • Sally Goodin

    Sally Goodin

    Sally Goodin is one of the most well-known and often played fiddle breakdowns. Versions of this tune are played in contests and jams in many styles. The version taught in this lesson module is from the Texas-Style tradition and requires the use of the fourth finger drone quite a bit. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blackberry Blossom

    Blackberry Blossom

    Blackberry Blossom is a great breakdown in the key of G. Due to the fast changes and quick fingerwork, this tune is categorized as intermediate to difficult. However, you can still learn a basic melody to the song. This song is heard in many circles, from 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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  • 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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  • 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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