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Hornpipes

Three tunes to learn hornpipe technique:  Nancy, Crossing the Minch (MacNab’s), and Staten island. Three tune videos, a technique video on birls/triplets, sheet music, audio by tune and by phrase, link to a performance.

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  (15 credits, 30 days)





Ornamentation

Four tunes helping you learn the Irish roll, slow and quick grace notes.  Five videos, tunelearning pages, audio whole tune and by phrase, sheet music.  Slow tunes are Dargai, Cluny Castle; fast tunes are Kesh Jig, Peter Davidson.


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  (15 credits, 30 days)

Tunes of O’Carolan

Three tunes by Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), central to Irish fiddle repertoire:  Carolan’s Draught, Planxty Irwin, and Carolan’s Concerto, with videos, tunelearning pages, audio of whole tune and by phrase, sheet music, and links to harp and fiddle performances.


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  (15 credits, 30 days)

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Tunes for Learning by Ear

Modern Shetland Tunes

Irish Jig with Liz Knowles

Scottish Jig with Katy McNally

Hornpipes

Ornamentation

Strathspey & Reel Pairs

Tunes of O’Carolan


Irish jig with Liz Knowles:  Learn “Goat on the Green” with Liz Knowles, a great teacher who has performed with Riverdance, played the soundtrack for the film “Michael Collins”, and more (click link for bio).

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   (8 credits, 30 days)  



2 tunes: Scottish jig and reel with Katie McNally:  Learn “Rosewood” Jig and “The Rejected Lover” pipe reel with Katie McNally, “the new face of Scottish fiddling in the USA” (Living Tradition)…  (click link for bio).

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   (12 credits, 30 days)  

 March Workshops:  Tunes of Ireland 

7pm ET, Thurs 30

Learn the old Irish air “Sliabh na Mban” (Mountain of the Women),

“Tobin’s Favorite” jig, “Honeysuckle” hornpipe,

and the jig “I Was Born For Sport” with guest Irish fiddler Alden Robinson*


Audio Intro and samples:

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 (20 credits for remaining class, plus access

to materials for all 4 March tunes through 30 April)


Click to sign up for ONLY Alden’s workshop:

(10 credits with access to materials through 30 April)

Modern Shetland Tunes

Four tunes written between 1960 and 2011.  Two reels, waltz/air, and jig.  Videos, tunelearning pages, audio for full tune and by phrase, sheet muic.

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  (15 credits, 30 days)


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Strathspey & Reel Pairings

Six tunes pairing up strathspey & reel – Burn o’Cairney / Miss Wedderburn; Laird o’ Drumblair / Angus Campbell; King George IV (Cape Breton & Scottish versions) / King’s Reel.  With videos, tunelearning pages, audio for whole tunes and phrases, sheet music.

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 (15 credits, 30 days)


Learning by Ear

Three great tunes with very clear structures allow you to grasp a few phrases and put together awhole tune.  Learn a Scottish reel, Irish jig, and American waltz.  Check out the audio below.  Even if you somewhat know these tunes, working on them as we will can help you think in a fresh way.

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  (15 credits, 30 days)


Tunes for Learning by Ear

Irish Jig with Liz Knowles

Jig & Reel with Katie McNally

Great Scale Tunes

Modern Shetland Tunes

Strathspey & Reel Pairs

Gaelic Melodies

Tunes of Winter

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Gaelic Melodies

Learn 3 Gaelic tunes which are beautiful, simple, unpredictable –

a slow air (Lachlann Dubh), strathspey (Boys Be Happy), and reel (Reel of Blackcocks).

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 (15 credits, 30 days)


Tunes of Love

Hornpipes

Ornamentation

Tunes of O’Carolan

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Great Scale Tunes

Four classic fiddle tunes well worth knowing, that are all built on scales and arpeggios (good in conjunction with Technique Video Group 4):  Reel de Montreal (G & D), Miss Shepherd (Am), Spootiskerry (G pentatonic), Auld Lang Syne original version (G pentatonic)

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  (15 credits, 30 days)


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 Tunes of Winter  

American tunes “Cold Frosty Morning”, “8th of January”, “28th of January”, an old Scottish air/waltz “A Cold Frosty Morning”, and of course, the antidote – “Warm and Snug”.

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(15 credits, 30 days)


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 Tunes of Love  

Pipe reel “The Clumsy Lover”, Burns song “Ae Fond Kiss”, old jig “Joy Gae Wi’ My Love” (For pipe reel with Katie McNally, see her tunes below)


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(15 credits, 30 days)


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