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Learning by ear

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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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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E minor Tabla Jam

Here’s a new one I created in GarageBand for a student’s Call & Answer session recently.  It worked very well for her!  This particular student is a super-smart teen who is going to college early and has a very developed left/logical side of her brain… so much so that she

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Swamp Fiddle for iFiddle Magazine

Here’s my April 2016 column for iFiddle Magazine called “Swamp Fiddle.”  What’s Swamp Fiddle you may ask?  It’s my favorite!  Watch the videos to find out! Promotional Video: Join our free Fiddle Jam Club to see the whole lesson!  It’s free!  Just click here.Here’s my April 2016

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