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  • Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil is a great fiddle tune of Scottish origin attributed to Peter Milne. This tune is also known as the “Métis National Anthem” in Manitoba. 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 Murray River Jig

    The Murray River Jig

    The Murray River Jig is a great square dancing tune written by Graham Townsend for a town in Prince Edward Island (PEI). This is a great fiddle contest tune with a twist in the second part. 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 Polar Bear Jig

    The Polar Bear Jig

    The Polar Bear Jig is a great square dancing tune written by Reg Bouvette. Reg wrote this after visiting Yellowknife, NWT. He once told Patti Kusturok that the tune just reminded him of some polar bears he had seen during his visit to Yellowknife. 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 Crooked Stovepipe

    The Crooked Stovepipe

    The Crooked Stovepipe is a great traditional Canadian fiddle tune that can be heard in many jam sessions around the country. 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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  • Jimmy’s Favorite Jig

    Jimmy’s Favorite Jig

    Jimmy’s Favorite (Jimmy’s Favourite) is a great square dancing jig, or “First Change”, as it is known in Métis circles. This is a fun tune based out of the key of G. Buckle in, and get ready to start jamming! 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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  • Lady Do-Si-Do

    Lady Do-Si-Do

    Lady Do-Si-Do (Life on the Ocean Wave) is a great traditional square dancing jig, or “First Change”, as it is known in Métis circles. This is a driving tune based out of the key of G with a switch up to the key of C in the second part. 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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  • Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies

    Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies

    Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies is a great Canadian/Irish jig played in the key of A. If you’re looking for a well-known session tune, this is it. 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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  • Smash The Window

    Smash The Window

    Smash the Window is a great jig of Irish origin played in the key of D. You’ll hear this bouncy little song in sessions spanning many different genera. 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 Poor Girl Waltz

    The Poor Girl Waltz

    The Poor Girl Waltz is a great tune in the key of C written by Andy DeJarlis. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Foxtrot Rag

    The Foxtrot Rag

    The Foxtrot Rag is a nice, swingy tune written by Gordon Stobbe. If you are wanting to learn some swing-feel tunes, this is a really good one to start on. It’s not super fast, and it’s very accessible for a beginning to intermediate-level 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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