Online Fiddle Lessons - Your source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons.
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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 teach and as a professional musician. 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) The fiddle tune title, genre, key, and skill level.
2) A video of me demonstrating the fiddle tune.
3) High-quality, accurate fiddle tablature and notation. These are downloadable in PDF form.
4) A close-up, measure-by-measure fiddle instruction video. Tablature is included within the video with each note highlighted in blue as it is played.
5) A slow play-through with a metronome. This is great for those of you who just want to learn by ear!
6) MP3 audio tracks (the same backup that you hear in my demonstration videos). These include a "play along with John" track that includes my fiddle and vocals. Next is "jam track" that only includes a lead-in click and the background music. Faster tunes will usually include a slowed-down version. These tracks are high quality and made with real instruments, so you can actually use them to back you up in a live performance.
7) Fiddle tune information and lyrics.
Whether you are learning for the first time, augmenting your lessons, or searching for great tabs/notes and jam tracks, BluegrassDaddy.com is perfect for you. For a nominal fee of $6.95 per month or $49.95 per year (that's less than a dollar per week!) you will have full access to all fiddle lesson videos, tablature/notation, and practice MP3s. You will also have access to any expertise that I can offer on the forum and over email. I am active on this site, and I upload around one tune per week. You may also choose to "test-drive" the site by creating a free account.
Learn Len Spencer's Arkansas Traveler dialogue (Edison Records 1902)
The next posts will be variations on "Black Mountain Rag," "How Great Thou Art" and "Sweet Georgia Brown."
New to the site? Visit the Fiddle Forum and introduce yourself. 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 fiddling mind!
Stop learning the hard way!