Online Fiddle Lessons

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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. Join now and take part in fun events like this Ashokan Farewell collaboration, or our popular Golden Lions Awards!

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.


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. Stop learning the hard way!


Your Teacher:
Dr. John Cockman
[email protected]
(828) 675-6461

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. 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 western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

Click here to read about my fiddle outreach


With your subscription, you will have full access to all fiddle lessons. A typical fiddle lesson includes:

  • A video demonstration of the tune.
  • Accurate tablature and notation
  • Line-by-line instructional videos
  • Slow play video using a metronome
  • High quality MP3 jam tracks
  • Historical information and lyrics
  • An interactive discussion forum

Click here to discover what our members are saying!

"'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