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Fiddle Classes

Alex Walsh teaches one of our Beginner classes.

Group A

Beginner fiddle week one notes:

Tuning: Possible help with tuning workshop on Saturday 3rd October  - more details to follow.


Remembering the notes, try these simple scales on each string:

E   f #   g #    a


A     b     c#   d


D      E       F#   G


G   A    B    C


Please see below for a reminder of the notes on your fiddle and our first tune.

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Eagle's WhistleArtist Name
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Keel Row slow fast slowArtist Name
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The Keel Row    (“Fling” – although this tune is sometimes known as a strathspey or a highland too).

I first heard this very catchy little tune when I lived in Northumberland many years ago. In Northumberland they called it a fling. A very popular version is commonly played in Donegal, I believe in Donegal it is known as a highland. It is also often heard in different keys – we will come to ‘keys’ later this year.

You can use this tune to work on developing a great rhythm.

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Brosna SlideArtist Name
00:00 / 01:44
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Eileen Og The Pride Of PetravoreArtist Name
00:00 / 01:06
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Out on the oceanArtist Name
00:00 / 01:25
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