Lessons A-Z

NOTE: This is actually only a sampling of the lessons in the Fiddle Jam Institute’s Library!  There’s more!  Officially registered members get permission to access a different A-Z Lesson List that is continually auto-updated every time a new lesson is added!  Members also get easy to access different lists that are sorted by Topic, Music Style, Scale, Key, and Learning Level as well!  Click here to find out about our free & tuition-based membership options.  Come Jam with us!
 
Click on the titles below to get a feel for what FJi has to offer you!  
By Lesson Title
A Major A-toodz – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
A minor A-toodz – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
A417 – Music Philosophy, could standard pitch be incorrect?
Acadian Two-Step – Fiddle tune, cajun flavor
AC/DC – educational homerun! – teacher training
The All Major Pentatonic Approach – one-scale-fits-all Jam lesson
All of Me – classic jazz standard
All Shook Up – Elvis Presley – classic Rock N Roll
Amazing Grace – spiritual
Angeline the Baker – Fiddle tune
Ashokian Farewell – beautiful Waltz by Jay Ungar from the Ken Burns Mini-series on the American Civil War
Autumn Leaves – Jazz “Standard” – great for your first try at Jazz!
B Gone – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, B Blues scale
B minor A-toodz – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
B Tuff – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, B Blues scale
Babik – Gypsy BeBop
Beethoven Minuet – rocked out!
Bellville – spirited Gypsy Jazz!
Bile Them Cabbage Down – Fiddle Tune, beginner level
Blue Suit – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, E Blues Scale
Blues Scale Anatomy – the formula
Blackberry Blossom – Fiddle Tune, intermediate level
Boogie Woogie – double string blues style accompaniments
Boozoo – traditional Cajun/Zydeco tune
Bone Bossa – bossa nova jazz tune lesson
Bossa Dorado – popular Bossa Nova Gypsy tune by Dorado Schmidt
Bouncy Blues – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, melody & jam
Bow Finger Flow – how to keep bow fingers flexible and graceful for benefit in many areas
C Jam – new jam-along
C.A.D. (Creative Ability Development) book and method review including a translation excerpt of a letter written by Mozart about how he created!  Interesting.
Cajun Waltz – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, D major improvisation
Cello & Viola – fingering conversion charts
Cheater’s instant back-up tater-ing – how to
Chord Speller – Learn how to quickly and easily spell chords on the fly!
Chop – Tek, “beat box” bowing technique
Chromatic Exercises & lines – a bonus part of our Music Mechanics 101 Course
Clinch Mountain BackStep – Fiddle Tune, Old Time Style
Contra Dance – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, D Major improvisation
Coquette – Gypsy jazz
Cotton Eyed Joe – fiddle tune
Cripple Creek – fiddle tune
D Dorian Jam – New Student jam-along
D Major A-toodz – All – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
D Major A-Toodz level 1 details
D Major A-Toodz level 2 details
D Major A-Toodz level 3 details
D minor A-Toodz – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
D Major Jam – Beyond the Book fun jam.
Daphne – Gypsy Jazz
The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band – country rock/rap top ten hit from 1979!
Dictation, Taking Musical Dictation – our highest art form
Diminished 7th Chord Studies
Django’s Castle – gypsy ballad
Don’t forget to breathe!  Wit 7 Wisdom from the Fiddle Jam Book
Douce Ambiance – Gypsy Jazz
E12 – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, E Blues scale improvisation
E Funki – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, E Blues scale improvisation
Electric Violin Pick-Up Info & reviews
Electronic Effects – descriptions, reviews, tutorials
Elusive Digital Stradivarius – NPR report on the future of digital electric violins
E minor A-toodz – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
E minor Piano Funk – New Jam, E Blues scale improvisation
Essential Elements – method review
EZ-Zones – What are they?
Fake Books – What are they?
Fiddle Jam 101 Course – 4-Week intensive in-depth & accountable to your peers
Fiddle Jam Blues – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, melody, boogie woogie back-up, & jam
Fiddle Jam – preparation – what you’ll need to know
Fiddler’s Tab – Music Mechanics, simple notation tutorial
Fishman Pick-ups – Gear Demo, electrify your instrument tutorial
Gig Etiquette & the Real World – Wit & Wisdom from Fiddle Jam Book about sitting in with a band
G Jam – New Jam, G major scale improvisation
G Major A-toodz – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
G minor A-Toodz – Licks & Tricks, finger training for the cool stuff
The Good Soil – Wit & Wisdom from Fiddle Jam Book about children’s brains
G Swing – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, G Blues scale improvisation
Geoff’s New Science Inspiration page – fringe science and music marriages… or just cool stuff or interest!
Gypsy Sound – Anatomy
Half & whole steps – explained & put to use
Harmonic Squeal Faux Feedback Technique! – sound like a rock guitarist even without and amp!
Harmonica Tricks for Violin – thinking in a different key
Home Run with AC/DC – Teacher Training, using heavy rock songs to inspire students
How to use the Fiddle Jam Book materials
Hungaria – Gypsy jam staple
Hybrids vs. Hitler – essay on being a curator vs a creator
I hated fiddling – Wit & Wisdom, story of Geoff’s musical change of heart
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Gypsy Jazz
I – IV – V Chord Number System – explained
III7-VI7-II7-V7-I progression studies
Improv Any Style – Using 3 Unique Approaches! (overview)
Irish Seaman – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, A Blues scale improvisation
It Don’t mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that swing) – famous jazz song
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Kitty Wells
It’s Time to Go” jazz tune with bossa nova/swing mix
Jammin’ – Reggae tune by Bob Marley
“Joy of Awareness” – Bossa Nova tune
Juke Gypsy – gypsy jazz be-bop tune
LeBomb – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, A Major scale improvisation
LeLuppe Bonzino – original song by Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry as first recorded on Babik’s “American Gypsy” CD.
Limehouse Blues – Gypsy jam staple
Loop Tracks – back-up drone tracks with a drum beat as a practice aid
Major Scales – Why they are MAJOR (a BIG deal)
Major to Blues scale conversion – Cool EZ fingering trick!
Mandolin for Violinists, basic mandolin tutorial intended for violinists
Make it Dance – joyful music approach and philosophy lesson
Mary & the Rhythm Kings” – Wit & Wisdom from Fiddle Jam Book about the importance of rhythm
Melancholy Hill – mellow pop song
Melodie Au Crepuscule – Django ballad
Micro – gypsy jazz BeBop
Minor Swing– Gypsy Jazz classic tune, A minor improvisation
Mister Sandman – 1954 pop done gypsy style
Modes – explained the EZ Fiddle Jam Way! coming soon
Moon Diggin’ – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, G Blues improvisation
Ms. McLeod’s Reel – fiddle tune
Music Mechanics 101 – 4-Week intensive in-depth & accountable to your peers
Musical Priest – Irish/Celtic tune
My Blue Heaven – pop from 1927
9ths, 11ths &13ths – Second Octave Intervals
No Exit Strategy – Conflation CD electronica lesson
The Note Number System – universal musician’s language
Nuages – One of Django Reinhardt’s most famous ballads
Obedience to the Master, Greatness, & Showing Off – Wit & Wisdom about following your instincts
Octave Science – Tek, what are octaves and how do they work?
Ode to Joy – Beethoven + fiddling style!
Oh When the Saints – folk spiritual tune
Oh Yeah, Don’t Forget to Breathe – Wit & Wisdom about the importance of breathing while playing
Old Joe Clark – Fiddle tune
Perils of the Classical-only Music Education – music philosophy
Pick-Up Explorations – video report
Play What You Are – Wit & Wisdom from Fiddle Jam Book about creating emotions while improvising
Potter’s Wheel – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, A major improvisation
*Rarest Rose – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, G major improvisation 
Raven’s Daughter – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, G major improvisation
Red Haired Boy – Funky Celtic-flavored Fiddle Tune
Relative Major of Minor Pentatonic – how to find trick
Reverse Engineer Mandolin to Violin, applying chord strumming to a violin
Rhythm Changes – the standard of Jazz
Shattered Silence – Gear Demo, budget home-made 6 string violin report
Shave Endings – super common fun endings to fiddle tunes
The Sheik of Araby – X-rated gypsy jazz!
Slurs exercises video – from Essential Elements 2000 book 1 pg.29
A Sound Environment – Wit & Wisdom from Fiddle Jam Book about how loud to listen to backing tracks
Spiral Travels – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, A Blues scale improvisation
St. Annes Reel – fiddle tune
*Stagefright Stages – Wit & Wisdom, techniques on getting over the fear of performing
Stompin’ at Decca – Rhythm Changes
Stormy Monday Blues lesson – Classic Blues/Rock as recorded by the Allman Brother’s Band and others.
Sugarfoot Rag – fiddle tune
Swallowtail Jig – Irish fiddle tune
Sweet Georgia Brown – famous jazz standard
Sweet Sustenance – original song by Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry as first recorded on Babik’s “American Gypsy” CD.
Swing De Paris – Jamming Gypsy Jazz
Swing Gitan – Gypsy Jazz
Tatering Level 1 – super EZ back-ups explained
Tatering Level 2 – adding double “drone” strings
Tatering Level 3 – adding double stops
Tatering Level 4 – Chopping Technique
*That Fiddle Sound – Tek, how to make this famous sound
Tech Support – I know, not a “lesson” but helpful if you are having problems viewing materials or features!
Technique Study Book Suggestions – books I recommend for learning how to read staff music and other things.
Tennessee Waltz – classic hit from 1950
Tri-Tone Substitutions – what are they and what to do with them
12 bar blues phrasing – exercises
Undecided – gypsy jazz standard
Vibrato – Tek, prepatory exercises
Viola & Cello – fingering conversion charts
Violinist Mover’s & Shakers – interview and info for inspiration!
Violin vs. Fiddle – Wit & Wisdom from Fiddle Jam Book about the differences
Wagon Wheel – Bob Dylan song as performed by the Old Crow medicine Show band
Weeblo’s Wobble – Jazz tune by G. F. Perry
What is a Beat? – Music Philosophy
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd classic, violin version
Yankee Doodle – E-Z folk tune
Zydeco – Fiddle Jam Book Lesson, D Major pentatonic improvisation and Boogie Woogie application
* = free public sample lesson
 
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NOTE: This is actually only a sampling of the lessons in the Fiddle Jam Institute’s Library!  There’s more!  Officially registered members get permission to access a different A-Z Lesson List that is continually auto-updated every time a new lesson is added!  Members also get easy to access different lists that are sorted by Topic, Music Style, Scale, Key, and Learning Level as well!  Click here to find out about our free & tuition-based membership options.  Come Jam with us!


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