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BVC Blind Blues

Song #8 in our Blues Violin Course heads eastward to the folk and country influenced Piedmont style of Blues! Intro to the lesson: Performance video: Song Form: melody 2x, solo 2x, melody 1x My apologies for the bit of advertising with the text pop-ups.  I’m posting this video

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Ragtime Annie

Ragtime Annie has come our way thanks to a member’s request of her favorite tune!  I have quite a few audio lesson and play-along tracks below, starting with  a talk-thru and super-slow version (1 & 2).  Always an excellent reference, the Fiddler’s FakeBook (Oak Publications) has a version that I’ve

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Auld Lang Syne

The traditional song sung/played directly after the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve/Night. And, not to leave our Cellists out: Though the high E note will be tough for some Cellists, just go for it, or practice transposing down a 4th to the key of D?  Let me know

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Gamalon Billy’s Saloon Footage from 1988

I stumbled onto this Gamalon footage from 1988 today.  That’s me on a home-made violin I called EVI (minus the gray hair we see today!).  I had probably been in the band about a year at this point, but you can readily hear how developed our sound was even in

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