Welcome to BluegrassDaddy.com. My goal is to provide the best fiddle instruction resource on the internet, at a very affordable price. I have over 25 years of experience, both as a teacher and as a professional musician with the Cockman Family. This site is also a companion to my local fiddling outreach, which provides free instruction and performance opportunities to youth in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.
With your subscription, you will have full access to all fiddle lessons. A typical fiddle lesson includes:
1) Fiddle tune title, genre, key, and skill level
2) A video of me demonstrating the fiddle tune.
3) High-quality fiddle tablature and standard notation sheet music
4) Measure-by-measure instructional videos
5) A slow play-through video using a metronome
6) Professional MP3 jam tracks with real instruments
7) Historical tune information and lyrics
8) An interactive forum to discuss the tune
If you join now, you will be just in time to join in on our "Spring Waltz" compilation -- "Ashokan Farewell"
Whether you are learning for the first time, augmenting your lessons, or searching for the best lessons, sheet music, and jam tracks, at all levels, BluegrassDaddy.com is perfect for you. Plus we have a good clean forum full of fun, helpful fiddlers of all levels who are learning just like you. There you can post a text or video question for me, and I will reply with a detailed response. You can also post a performance / practice video for everyone to enjoy, offer suggestions and testimonials, or just discuss whatever comes to your mind!
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"Wow John, What a fantastic lesson. This exceeds anything I ever imagined. You are an amazing teacher and if possible an even better fiddle player. Thanks so much for everything you do. I am so glad to have found this site. I will always be in awe of your ability, dedication and sincere appreciation of music and helping others. You are truly an inspiration to us all. THANK YOU!!!!" -David and Norma, Central Texas
"Thank You’s to you my friend, mentor, & teacher, for all your valuable time and knowledge you pour out for us. Through your website, a special place in my life is being filled and I am so blessed and thankful." -Barbara, Northwestern Oregon
For a few dollars per week you will have full access to ALL fiddle lesson videos, sheet music (including both tablature and standard notation), and professional jam track MP3s. You will also have access to my extensive expertise on the web's friendliest forum. I am very active on this site, and I upload around one lesson per week.
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