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  • Teenager’s Waltz

    Teenager’s Waltz

    Here is a great old-time waltz in the key of A. The tune, composed by Graham Townsend, is a great choice if you are a beginner player. You should definitely learn a version of this if you plan to play in Canadian jam circles or for country dances. 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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  • Maple Sugar

    Maple Sugar

    This great tune is considered the Canadian National Fiddle Anthem. The tune is written by Ward Allen and is one of the most famous fiddle tunes in the Canadian style. You should definitely learn a version of this if you plan to play in Canadian jam 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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  • Maytwayashing Waltz

    Maytwayashing Waltz

    This tune was written by Reg Bouvette and Jim Flett. The melody plays over some nice chord changes throughout the form. This is a great tune to tackle if you’re a beginner player. 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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  • Canadian Reel Bowing Tips

    Canadian Reel Bowing Tips

    Patti Kusturok gives us some Canadian reel bowing tips in this fiddle technique lesson. Watch and play along with this master fiddler as she discusses a few ideas which will help you become a better reel player.

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  • Old-Time Canadian Waltz Fiddle Bowing Tips

    Old-Time Canadian Waltz Fiddle Bowing Tips

    Patti Kusturok gives out some Old-Time Canadian waltz fiddle bowing tips in this lesson. Get ready to play some smooth waltzes!

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  • Paul’s Jig

    Paul’s Jig

    Paul’s Jig is a great beginner tune played in the key of D. The song was written by Paul Vollrath, and it can be heard at 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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  • Till We Meet Again

    Till We Meet Again

    Don Messer ended his TV and radio shows with this tune, Till We Meet Again (Smile the While). Due to Don’s influence, this song has become a traditional way to end many Canadian fiddle sets. Although the song was written in the early 1900’s, it still resonates today. 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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  • Canada Day Swing

    Canada Day Swing

    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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  • The River John Sunset Waltz

    The River John Sunset Waltz

    The River John Sunset Waltz is a great Canadian fiddle tune from the Nova Scotia region. This is a great beginner song and provides students many opportunities to learn some of the more common waltz bowing patterns found in Canadian fiddle music. 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 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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