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Updated Feb 2, 2024

Left Handed Fiddling for Beginners $29.95

Although written music is included you can easily learn how to play fiddle without reading music with this video - book method.


A "Teach Yourself" method for the basics of traditional fiddling, by Ryan Thomson. This course is designed for those playing a left handed violin with reversed strings, and bowing with their left hand. No music reading ability is required. Learners are shown the steps to playing dance style fiddle tunes on the 80 minute instructional DVD. 

The book supplements the video examples with both tablature and written music. The course offers many tips for the mechanics of bowing, fingering, and tuning the fiddle. In addition are sections on how to practice efficiently, how to learn by ear, how to use written music, and many other tips and techniques useful to fiddlers. Book - ISBN 0-931877-44-x , DVD - ISBN 978-0-931877-44-5, $29.95 

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More fiddling instruction: Irish Fiddle Left Handed Style. Old Time Fiddle left handed style.

Have questions about left handed violin playing? I recommend this resource book: Playing Violin and Fiddle Left Handed. Click here for more information.


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"Hello, we just this moment rec’d the above book! Thank you so very much for such super fast shipping. The book & dvd are Christmas gifts for our son who injured his hand quite badly 18 years ago. Prior to that time, E. played violin in a bluegrass gospel group. He had been in the group since the age of 12 and was a member for 14 years. 

He’s never played since; but recently as he says….”I just felt a spark of interest getting back into playing again.” That ‘spark’ has grown dramatically. Again, thank you and your staff for sending us Left Handed Fiddling at this time. Your efforts will make our son’s Christmas one to be remembered! May God bless all of you abundantly. C. M."

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Cover of book - Left Handed Fiddling for Beginners by Ryan Thomson.

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