Updated July 8, 2022
Learning tape 1 is designed for those with little or experience with fiddle or violin playing. The audio tape teaches fingering, bowing, and three types of tunes: the reels - Old Joe Clark, Boil them Cabbages Down, a jig: 100 Pipers, and a hornpipe: The Boys of Bluehill. 60 minutes, normal bias, Dolby B
This course is also available as a video.
Learning Tape 2 teaches these tunes, first slowly and then faster - Road to Boston, 100 pipers, Mairi's Wedding, Soldier's Joy, Tennessee Waltz,Old Molly Hare, Rose Tree, Cock of the North, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Off She Goes, Over the Waterfall, Gentle Maiden Waltz, Angeline the Baker, Margaret's Waltz, Dixon County Blues, My Love is but a Lassie.
Learning Tape 3 teaches these tunes, first slowly and then faster - Old Joe Clark, Arkansas Traveler, Old French, Rory O'Moore, Chorus Jig, Drowsy Maggie, Bonaparte's Retreat, Turkey in the Straw, Ragtime Annie, La Bastringue, Smash the Windows, Shibeg Shimore, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Rights of Man Hornpipe, West Fork Girls, Ookpik Waltz.
Learning Tape 4 teaches these tunes, first slowly and then faster - Irishman's Heart to the Ladies, Devil's Dream, Leather Britches, Maid Milking the Cow waltz, Sailor's Hornpipe, Hull's Victory, Swallowtail Jig, Jesusito Lindo, Pipe on the Hob, Wind that Shakes the Barley, Woodchopper's reel, and Blue Eagle.
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Hi Captain Fiddle or Ryan,
I have ordered beginner fiddle tapes from you and they helped greatly. I would be interested in getting mail and I thank you very much.
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I have several if not all of your cds. I find them very helpful and very rewarding to learn something by listening. I am an adult fiddler that just started teaching myself 3 years ago. Ok so I learned Jesusita Lindo Polka, great song! Fun to play!
I found you on the net a year or so ago, lucky me. I ordered the cd's for learning fiddle, I was a little premature for your cd's but I'm glad now I have them, so much to learn by my self.
Gallop, New Mexico
I've been playing along with your tapes since November of 2000 and I just went to my first Fiddle gig and was actually able to play along with my friends. Thanks so much for the CDs they have really helped!
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