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  • Cotton Patch Rag

    Cotton Patch Rag


    Here is the great contest-style and Texas-style fiddle tune, Cotton Patch Rag. This tune of choice likely made it’s way into the western fiddle contest circuit due to the influence of Texas-style fiddling pioneer Benny Thomasson. 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 including A/B looping and video speed controls.


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  • The Lovers’ Waltz

    The Lovers’ Waltz

    Here is The Lovers’ Waltz (also sometimes called The Lover’s Waltz). This is a fantastic tune written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song transcends genere and can be heard everywhere from weddings to dances to campfires all across America. Similar to Ashokan Farewell, also written by Jay and Molly, the melody to this song is simple, and yet haunting, a hallmark of a good waltz. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player. Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to license this tune to be taught here on Fiddlevideo.com.. 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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  • Twisted

    Twisted

    If you’re an advanced 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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  • Blue River Waltz

    Blue River Waltz


    This great waltz was written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song uses a unique technique in the third part as the melody plays slightly different variations of the same note over three chord changes. Quite a nice tune! Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to licence this tune to be taught here on Fiddlevideo.com. 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 including A/B looping and video speed controls.


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  • Ashokan Farewell

    Ashokan Farewell

    Ashokan Farewell is an iconic tune written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song was featured prominently in Ken Burn’s Civil War TV mini-series. The melody is simple, and yet haunting, as a good waltz should be. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player, and you can expect to hear this at pretty much any jam session around the US. Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to licence this tune to be taught here on Fiddlevideo.com. 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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  • 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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  • Jerusalem Ridge

    Jerusalem Ridge


    Here is the great Bluegrass tune written by either Kenny Baker or Bill Monroe, depending on which version of the tale you believe…This song is heard in Old-Time and Bluegrass jams across the United States and 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 including A/B video looping and video speed controls.


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  • Fiddle Technique Tutorial – Basic Hokum Bowing

    Fiddle Technique Tutorial – Basic Hokum Bowing

    In this technique tutorial, Casey discusses Basic Hokum bowing, also known as the Double Shuffle. This well known and popular bowing technique can certainly be overused and is considered trick fiddling for western contest purposes, it does have a place […]

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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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