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Fiddle Videos and DVD and Violin Instructional Videos

Fiddle lessons and violin video lessons - learn to play the fiddle or violin or improve your skills with instructional videos. Learn the secrets of intonation, phrasing and vibrato.

A Fiddler's Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies Video

A Fiddler's Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies
 Fiddler's Guide

 Fiddlers of all levels will benefit from Jay Ungar's inventive use of slides, rolls, smears, vibrato and special bowing techniques. You'll learn how to turn tunes into distinctive compositions with ornaments, slides and grace notes. Jay teaches Tombigbee Waltz • Tennessee Waltz • South Wind • Shebeg Shemor • Give Me Your Hand • and his grammy-winning tune, Ashokan Farewell. Includes Music.

Level 2. 90 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camp Back to Basics Video

Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camp Back to Basics
 Fiddle Camp

Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camps attract hundreds of students from all over the world, and this video puts you in a center seat for his Back To Basics class. He focuses on development of ear training and basic fiddle techniques, and analyzes three songs with phrase-by-phrase breakdowns: Cotton Pickin' Blues, Fisher's Hornpipe, Skater's Waltz. Includes booklet.

Level 1.  60 mins.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)
DVD - All Region.

Bluegrass Fiddle - A Private Lesson with Richard Greene Video

Bluegrass Fiddle - A Private Lesson with Richard Greene
 Fiddle Camp

Classically trained bluegrass virtuoso Richard Greene covers a fascinating array of musical ideas, exercises and instrumental examples on this one-of-a-kind fiddle lesson. He covers bowing patterns, tone production, rhythm chopping, double and triple stops, playing the blues, hemiolas (accents), and improvising variations of fiddle tunes. Songs: Katie Hill • Stoney Lonesome • Black Snake in My Room • Little Rabbit • Northern White Clouds • Beaumont Rag • and more! Includes Music.

Level 4. 80 mins.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)
DVD - All Region.

Learn to Play Old-Time Fiddle - Vol. 1 Video

Learn to Play Old-Time Fiddle - Vol. 1 With special guest Linda Higginbotham, banjo uke, Brad Leftwich, one of the foremost old-time fiddlers in the United States, teaches the fundamentals of traditional 'downbow' fiddling. He shows how to produce the flowing, rhythmic sound that has delighted square dancers and music lovers for generations. Aimed at early-intermediate players. Brad's breakdown of the traditional tunes Shortenin' Bread • Sugar Hill • Old Jimmy Sutton • Black-Eyed Susie • Great Big Taters • and Jeff Sturgeon will benefit all fiddlers seeking a grounding in the basics of old-time fiddle style. Includes Music.

Level 2. 90 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Learn to Play Old-Time Fiddle - Vol. 2 Video

Learn to Play Old-Time Fiddle - Vol. 2

On his second video, one of the foremost old-time fiddlers in the United States, Brad Leftwich, continues his exploration of traditional downbow fiddling. Brad Leftwich's in-depth, step-by-step teaching of Citico • Breaking Up Christmas • Johnny Don't Get Drunk • Rocky Road to Dublin • Little Maggie • Boll Weevil • Wagner • Chicken Reel • and Blackberry Blossom will help learning players produce a truly authentic sound, continue a vital tradition and have fun in the process! Includes Music.

Level 3. 70 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Kevin Burke covers rhythmic devices and other variations, including grace notes, ornaments, rolls, double-stops. Songs: Saddle The Pony • The Connaughtman's Rambles • The King Of The Fairies • Bill Sullivan's Polka • Johnny Leary's Slide • Micho Russell's Slide • and more. Includes Music.

Level 2. 90 mins.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)
DVD - All Region.

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - Lesson Two: Reels, Jigs and Gavottes Video

Learn to Play Irish Fiddle - Lesson Two: Reels, Jigs and Gavottes

Kevin Burke takes you through more complex rolls, triplets, grace notes, bowing techniques, rhythmic timing and phrasing. Songs: The Cottage Grove • Bonnie Kate • Jenny's Chickens • The Man From Bundoran • The Miller Of Droghan • Connie O' Connell's • Dan Collins' Father's Jig • Off To The Races • and three Breton gavottes. Includes Music.

Level 3. 105 mins.
DVD - All Region.

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Video One

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle OneKenny Kosek shows the proper way to hold the fiddle and bow, and how to tune up and play basic scales. Hec then moves into slides, open-string drones, bowing patterns, rhythm playing, fills, intros and endings, vibrato and other essential techniques. Songs: Jack Of Diamonds • B'ile Them Cabbage Down • Waterbound • Liberty • Bury Me Beneath The Willow.

65 minutes • Includes Music • Level 1.
DVD - All Region.

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Video Two

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Video Two

Kenny Kosek teaches more advanced fiddle techniques in bluegrass and country-western styles, including a variety of slides, triplets, double-stop harmonies, rhythmic patterns, turnarounds, rolls plus a selection of fancy licks and endings. Songs: Dixon County Blues • Pig In A Pen • Sally Goodin • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms • Orange Blossom Special.

70 Minutes • Includes Music • Level 1/2.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)
DVD - All Region.

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Two-Video Set

Learning Bluegrass Fiddle - Two-Video SetComplete two-tape series. Kenny Kosek's videos on bluegrass, country, western swing and old-time fiddle are easy, student-friendly beginner lessons.

DVD - All Region.

Learn to Play Cajun Fiddle Video

Cajun FiddleArtist: Doucet, Michael. The Grammy-nominated fiddler from Beausoleil, Michael Doucet, breaks down the stylistic devices that give Cajun music its distinctive sound-slurs, harmonies, ornaments and more-and teaches over a dozen waltzes, two-steps, blues and breakdowns. Songs include: Allons a Lafayette • Ma Chere Bebe Creole • Jolie Blonde • Chere Toot Toot • Johnny Can't Dance • Lake Arthur Stomp • and others.

90 mins. • Includes Music • Level 2.
VHS - NTSC Format Only (Canada & USA)

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