Here’s a cool violin part from the big country music hit Seminole Wind by John Anderson. Not only does this tune have a cool vibe, I take a personal shine to it since the lyric mentions the historic North Central Florida town that is very near where I currently
Learning by watching others do.
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
Here’s the video from my monthly column in iFiddle Magazine for July 2016. Enjoy! Note: you can skip ahead to about the 4 minute mark if you already know how to bow on double strings and want to get to the four levels of difficulty in understanding and being able
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
I first created this jam-along track for inclusion in a lesson I did for iFiddle Magazine on the Magic of Blues Scales. It is “in-the-style-of” the great electric violin icon Jean Luc Ponty and a rough take-off of the tune “Sunset Drive” on his “Taste for Passion” album (with
Here’s a tune that I’ve become a bit enamored with lately. It is the first section of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, the 2nd Movement. I of course, had heard it many times before, but it didn’t really get on my radar for our uses here until hearing a Bashar (the spirit
Here’s a lesson provided for iFiddleMag.com about understanding chord basics and ways to implement them on your fiddle without having to think about them too hard. Enjoy! Want to see the full lesson? Find out about our membership options by clicking here. Here’s a lesson provided for iFiddleMag.com about