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  • Miss Lyall’s Strathspey

    Miss Lyall’s Strathspey


    Miss Lyall’s Strathspey is commonly played in a set with Miss Lyall’s Reel. It’s a great traditional strathspey played in the key of A minor (really A Dorian). Be sure to check out the Scottish Groove Tutorial before you tackle this tune.

    Hanneke walks us through her basic and advanced arrangement of the tune in this lesson module…Check out the tutorial videos below! Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Miss Lyall’s Reel

    Miss Lyall’s Reel


    Miss Lyall’s Reel is commonly played in a set with Miss Lyall’s Strathspey. This tune is a great traditional reel played in the key of A minor. Be sure to check out the Scottish Reel Tutorial to help your groove you tackle this tune.

    Hanneke Cassel walks us through her basic and advanced arrangement of the tune in this lesson module…Check out the tutorial videos below! Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • For Reals (Jig)

    For Reals (Jig)


    For Reals is a jig written by Fiddlevideo instructor Hannkeke Cassel. This tune, inspired by some of Hanneke’s Pacific Northwest friends, is played out of the key of D.

    Hanneke walks us through her basic and advanced arrangement of the tune in this lesson module…Check out the tutorial videos below! Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • The Raivlin Reel

    The Raivlin Reel


    The Raivlin Reel was written by Barbara McOwen for Lance Ramshaw. The driving, rhythmic melody has become quite the rocking jam tunes in the Scottish community in the past decade. Hanneke Cassel walks us through her basic and advanced arrangement of the tune written by and for her fellow Bostonians 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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  • TIDGA Jig

    TIDGA Jig


    TIDGA Jig is an original Scottish/American fiddle tune played out of the key of A Major. The tune was written by Fiddlevideo instructor Hanneke Cassel. Hanneke 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 Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye)

    The Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye)

    Over the Sea to Skye (or the Skye Boat Song) is a traditional Scottish air collected by Anne Campbelle MacLeaod in the 1800’s. Lyrics were added by Sir Harold Baronet. You may recognize this song as the title theme for the TV series “Outlander”. This great tune is played out of the key of G. Make sure to check out all of the Scottish Grace Note Tutorials to check out some of the techniques Hanneke Cassel teaches in this lesson. Hanneke 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 Festival Footrace

    Blackberry Festival Footrace


    Blackberry Festival Footrace is a great three-part Scottish fiddle tune written by David Fisher.

    The tune is played out of the key of D minor, and it has become quite the dance tune in many circles. Hanneke Cassel 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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  • Sitting in the Stern of the Boat

    Sitting in the Stern of the Boat


    Sitting in the Stern of the Boat is a great Scottish Fiddle Air attributed to William McLeod (or traditional). Hanneke Cassel 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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  • John McAlpine’s Strathspey

    John McAlpine’s Strathspey


    John McAlpine’s Strathspey is the title tune which accompanies the traditional Scottish country dance of the same name. Hanneke Cassel 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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  • Dot the Dragon’s Eyes

    Dot the Dragon’s Eyes

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

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  • Miss Shepherd’s Reel

    Miss Shepherd’s Reel


    Miss Shepherd’s Reel (or Miss Shepherd Reel) is a fast moving tune played out of the key of A minor. This J.S. Skinner tune is a series of scales and steps which are easy to play fast once you have them down. Hanneke Cassel 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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  • Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula

    Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula


    Hanneke Cassel wrote Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula as a part of her Ron Burgundy Tribute. She also teaches the tune “The Glass Case of Emotion” on this website. Hanneke 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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