Smash the Windows

Here is another tune from my book that I’m revising. A slightly simplified version replaces a couple of rolls and an idiosyncratic little walk up on the repeat of the B section. I’ve been penciling these changes in for my studio students. Now you can see what I do. The tune is also called Roaring […]

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Flop Eared Mule

This tab chart is a revision of the chart in 43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab. When I revised it for a new student, the thought suddenly hit me, “I can put this online on my new fiddle tune blog!” And so, here it is. The revisions are changes I’ve been penciling in for my studio […]

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The Hunter’s Purse, an Irish Reel in Music Notation

Even today a purse is not just a small bag for carrying money. It can be the prize inĀ  a contest. The hunter may think of his quarry as a prize. But a animal taken by the hunter may not fit into a small bag. The hunter’s purse may be the small bag he made […]

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The Dutchman’s Pipe, a Grassapelli Tune on Video

This is just the tune by itself. I play through it a couple of times on video.

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Ten Penny Bit Rhythm Trick

There is a favorite trick fiddlers do in jigs. We change the accented rhythm to imply a time of 3-4 instead of the normal 6-8 jig rhythm. This lasts for only a few beats. Rock players and jazz cats do this to. So did classical music composers. It’s a good trick. In the video performance […]

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