The Passing Place (Reel)

The Passing Place is an original Scottish Reel composed by Fiddlevideo instructor Hanneke Cassel. The tune is designed to be accompanied by a Scottish country dance and was commissioned by a friend of Hanneke's. Hanneke recorded the tune on her album Trip to Walden Pond. The melody is in the key of D, and it's a a great tune to learn if you would like to start playing in third position. 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 to take advantage of the whole lesson.

Feel free to check out the Scottish Gracenote Tutorials as you work on this tune.

Basic Melody tutorialAdvanced Melody Tutorial

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