Welcome to BluegrassDaddy.com! If you are unsure about joining this fabulous site, or if you are just wanting to get started playing the fiddle, please begin with these three easy steps. They will take you from purchasing your first fiddle to playing your first songs.
Click the above! This free guide contains videos on purchasing, setting up the fiddle, conditioning the bow, and getting the first notes out of your first fiddle. If you already have a fiddle and it is ready to play, continue to Step 2.
Click the above! This free guide will teach you how to read the tablature found at this site. Here you can also tune your fiddle with me, practice the major scales, and try your hand at bowing and timing patterns. If you already know how to read tabs and play scales, continue to Step 3.
Step Three: Start playing fiddle tunes!
Here are three free tunes to get you hooked. 🙂 If you haven't already, you may thank me by subscribing today!
Old Joe Clark
This old tune is one that everyone needs in their fiddle repertoire. In this post, I teach both a beginner and intermediate version. This is especially good for shuffle bowing practice.
Boil Them Cabbage Down
This is a great standard tune that you can play at any jam session! This lesson is designed to step you through increasingly complex bowing techniques
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
In this post, I teach a beginner and intermediate version of this beautiful old hymn. Also, I teach a low harmony and high harmony version for twin and triple fiddles.
When you are ready to learn more tunes, subscribe to this website, then click on the "Tune List" tab for a bunch of great tunes, and new ones added regularly!