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Fast & Slow: Cajun & Creole Fiddle Breakdowns
This CD’s title is practically the description! Each tune is played by yours truly, once through at normal tempo and once more slowed way down.
Tunes include Allons à Lafayette, Bayou Pon Pon, La Valse de Bayou Teche, Chère Bébé Créole, Chère Mom, Chère Tout Toute, La Valse de Cherokee, Créole Stomp, FiFi Poncho, La Valse de Grand Bois, Grand Mamou, Hathaway Two-Step, J’étais au Bal, Jolie Blonde, Jolie Catin, Jolie Joues Roses, La Valse de Kaplan, and Lacassine Special.
Instructional Cajun Fiddle, Vol. I
A fun instructional video for Cajun fiddling. Not just any instructional video, this DVD contains four varieties of songs including a two-step, a waltz, a polka and a blues. Each song begins with a brief history of the song and a short description of a few of the nuances that make the song unique. Then each tune is presented in a high resolution, two-camera shoot.
Tunes include Two-Step d’Eunice, The Old Milkcow is Dead, Blues de Nègre Français, Bluerunner
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Cajun & Creole Fiddle, Vol. 1
This set contains two audio CD sets and a DVD of 5 Cajun & Creole fiddle tunes taught in both Cajun & Standard Tuning. I break down 5 tunes in my classic teaching style: Note by note demonstrating slides, double-stops, seconding, and more.
Tunes include Madame Sosthene, Johnny Can’t Dance, Carriere Brothers Breakdown, Ossun Two-Step, and Wade Frugé’s Blues
Cajun & Creole Fiddle, Vol. 2
I demonstrate Cajun bowing using drones and “seconding” or playing chords in Cajun music. Each tune is taught note-for-note and played in my unique Southern Louisiana style.
Tunes include Colinda, One-Step de McGee, Jolie Blonde, Bonsoir Moreau, and Madame Faille