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This is the perfect series for novice players and will help you get started as a Cajun & Creole fiddler, from the basics of holding your bow to playing double stops. Fiddle from Scratch Includes: Lesson 1 – How to hold the fiddle and bow; rhythmic bowing and shuffling | Lesson 2 – Mon Vieux Wagon | Lesson 3 – Madame Sosthene | Lesson 4 – Johnny Peut Pas Danser | Lesson 5 – Colinda | Lesson 6 – Bee de la Manche
For folks with a few tunes under their belt. Songs in this series are broken down note-for-note. Beginner Cajun & Creole Tunes Include: 99 Year Waltz | Balfa Mardi Gras Song | Bosco Blues | Canray’s Reel | Eunice Waltz | J’ai Passé devant Ta Porte | Je m’endors | Lacassine Special | La Porte en Arrière | La Valse du Meche | Old Carpenter’s Waltz | One-Step de McGee | Reel de Berzas | Reel de Marcantel | Reel de Marcantel (St. Patty’s Day Edition) | Scott Playboy Special | The Mardi Gras Song | Your Momma and Daddy Don’t Want Me Around
For experienced fiddlers looking to expand their repertoire. These tunes are played slowly, phrase-by-phrase, encouraging you to use your ear. Intermediate Cajun & Creole Tunes Include: Balfa Mardi Gras Song | Bigfoot Reel Breakdown | Bluerunner | Cotillion | Creole Mardi Gras Song | Fleur de Lis | Knife Fight Reel | Lacassine Special | Lafayette Breakdown | La Valse du Coteau Magnolia | La Valse du Prairie Ronde | La Valse du Soleil Couche | Madame Fayette | Parlez-nous à Boire | Perrodin Two-Step | Reel de DesHotels | Reel de Torchon | Reel Perdue | The Watermelon Reel | Viens Me Chercher
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