Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module 1: Melodic Fiddle Accompaniment

    • Melodic Fiddle Accompaniment Overview

  • 3

    Mod. 1 - Chapter 1: Scales Used in American Folk Genres

    • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Scales (Easy)

    • Lesson 2 - Major Scales and How to Practice Them (Easy to Hard)

    • Lesson 3 - Minor Scales and How to Practice Them (Medium to Hard)

    • Lesson 4 - Pentatonic Scales (Easy to Medium)

    • Lesson 5 - The Blues Scale (Medium)

    • Lesson 6 - Darol Anger's Amazing Fiddle Scale (Medium)

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    Mod. 1 - Chapter 2: Licks

    • Lesson 7 - Licks: What and Why? (Easy)

    • Lesson 8 - Major Pentatonic Licks (Medium)

    • Lesson 9 - Bluegrass Licks (Hard)

    • Lesson 10 - Just Simply Put: Great Licks (Hard)

    • Lesson 11 - Ending Licks (Medium)

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    Mod. 1 - Chapter 3: Riffs/Motifs

    • Lesson 12 - Hooks/Motifs and How to Create Them (Easy)

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    Module 2: Rhythmic Fiddle Accompaniment

    • Overview of Rhythmic Fiddle Accompaniment

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    Mod. 2 - Chapter 1: The Chop

    • Introduction to The Chop

    • Lesson 13 - Part 1: The Chop (Easy)

    • Lesson 14 - Part 2: The "Flick" (Easy)

    • Lesson 15 - The Bluegrass Backbeat Chop (Medium)

    • Lesson 16 - Syncopated Chopping Techniques (Medium to Hard)

    • Lesson 17 - Integrating Bass Lines & Inner Melodies with the Chop (Hard)

    • Lesson 18 - Other Chopping Techniques: The Triple Chop and The Scrape (Difficult)

    • Lesson 19 - Chopping in Triple Meter: 3/4 and 6/8 (Medium to Hard)

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    Mod. 2 - Chapter 2: Non-Chop Rhythmic Bow Techniques

    • Intro to Non-Chop Rhythmic Bow Techniques

    • Lesson 20 - Shuffle Bowing (Easy)

    • Lesson 21 - The Train Shuffle (Medium)

    • Lesson 22 - Frog Bowing (Easy to Medium)

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    Mod. 2 - Chapter 3: Rhythmic Right Hand Pizzicato Techniques

    • Introduction to Right Hand Pizzicato Accompaniment Techniques

    • Lesson 23 - Strumming on the Fiddle (Easy to Medium)

    • Lesson 24 - Fingerpicking on the Fiddle (Easy to Hard)

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    Module 3: Textural Fiddle Accompaniment

    • Overview of Textural Fiddle Accompaniment

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    Mod. 3 - Chapter 1: Double Stops

    • Lesson 25 - Drones & Scalar Dissonance (Medium to Hard)

    • Lesson 26 - Non-scalar Dissonance (Hard)

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    Mod. 3 - Chapter 2: Bow Techniques

    • Lesson 27 - Tremolo and Ponticello (Medium)

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    Mod. 3 - Chapter 3: Harmonics

    • Lesson 28 - Harmonics: Both Real and Fake/False (Difficult)

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    Module 4: When to Play?

    • Overview: Knowing What to Use and Where to Use it in a Song

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    Mod. 4 - Chapter 1: Playing on a Song You've Never Heard

    • Lesson 29 - The Key and the Three Chord Trick (Medium)

    • Lesson 30 - Identifying the Form (Easy)

    • Lesson 31 - Other Useful Chord Shapes (Medium to Hard)

    • Lesson 32 - Playing with the Other Musicians (Easy)

    • Lesson 33 - Consider the Singer (Easy)

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    Mod. 4 - Chapter 2: Playing/Arranging a Song You Know

    • Lesson 34 - Song-mapping Over a Form You Know (Easy)

    • Lesson 35 - Playing Fills (Medium to Hard)

    • Lesson 36 - The Solo (Medium to Difficult)

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    Module 5: Applying These Techniques to Actual Songs!

    • Apply What You've Learned: Some Play-along Songs from Jordan Tice (Easy)

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    Mod. 5 - Chapter 1: Lost Highway (Hank Williams)

    • Lost Highway (vocal & guitar)

    • Lost Highway (guitar)

    • Lost Highway (vocal, guitar & fiddle): Melodic Accompaniment Example

    • Transcription: Lost Highway Melodic Accompaniment Example

    • Musical Analysis: Lost Highway Melodic Accompaniment Example

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    Mod. 5 - Chapter 2: Nine Pound Hammer (Merle Travis)

    • Nine Pound Hammer (guitar & vocal)

    • Nine Pound Hammer (guitar)

    • Nine Pound Hammer (guitar, vocal & fiddle): Melodic Accompaniment Example

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    • Transcription: Nine Pound Hammer Melodic Accompaniment Example

    • Musical Analysis: Nine Pound Hammer Melodic Accompaniment Example

    • Nine Pound Hammer (guitar, vocal, & fiddle): Rhythmic Accompaniment Example

    • Transcription: Nine Pound Hammer Rhythmic Accompaniment Example

    • Musical Analysis: Nine Pound Hammer Rhythmic Accompaniment Example

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    Mod. 5 - Chapter 3: Frankie & Johnny (Hughie Cannon)

    • Frankie & Johnny (vocal & guitar)

    • Frankie & Johnny (guitar)

    • Frankie & Johnny (vocal, guitar & fiddle): Melodic Accompaniment Example

    • Transcription: Frankie & Johnny Melodic Accompaniment Example

    • Musical Analysis: Frankie & Johnny Melodic Accompaniment Example

    • Frankie & Johnny (vocal, guitar & fiddle): Textural Accompaniment Example

    • Musical Analysis: Frankie & Johnny Textural Accompaniment Example

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    Conclusion

    • Course Summary

    • Parting Words