Home » Old-Time / Contest (Page 3)

  • 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.

    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Traveler’s Waltz

    Traveler’s Waltz

    Traveler’s Waltz was written by Casey Willis. There are some tricky double stops in this song, which makes the tune quite interesting. However, you can also play a simple melody over the chords. And yes, the second section of the song was written to incorporate the changes in the chorus of Blues Traveler’s “Hook”…hence the name. 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • Limerock

    Limerock

    Limerock is a well known show fiddling tune. It is definitely not for the faint of heart as it changes keys several times through the melody. It employs sliding harmonics and some fast finger-work. 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • Misty Moonlight Waltz

    Misty Moonlight Waltz

    Misty Moonlight Waltz was written by Mark O’Connor. It’s quite the challenging tune given the double stops and third position sections. So definitely wait until you are ready to tackle a serious project…then settle in and warm up to learn this great tune. 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom is a great breakdown out of the key of D. This song is most frequently heard in 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.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • Gardenia Waltz

    Gardenia Waltz

    Gardenia Waltz, written by Johhny Gimble, is one of the most technically challenging songs taught at fiddlevideo.com. There are some really tricky double stops all the way through this tune, which makes the tune quite interesting. Given Johhny’s writing style which involves using two notes to create the melody, this is the only song on the site which involves a single, advanced melody tutorial (it just takes too much away from the melody to teach a simple version). Casey breaks down the advanced version in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


    Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

    Continue reading »

  • 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…

    Continue reading »

  •