• MacMaster, Natalie: A Fiddle Lesson

A FIDDLE LESSON: Intermediate Level is a 70 minute long DVD featuring:

  • on-screen musical notation of grace notes and bowing
  • close-up views of the fingerboard
  • personal instruction of five tunes: a march, strathspey, reel, jig, clog
  • performance of tunes at slow and regular tempos
  • 8-page booklet includes musical notation for grace notes, bowing and eight traditional tunes

One of Canada's greatest fiddlers and most dynamic performers teaches five traditional tunes, each in a different style: The Headlands March (march), Dusky Meadow (strathspey), The Picnic Reel (reel), The Honeysuckle (hornpipe) and The Knights of St. Patrick’s (jig). She breaks each tune down phrase-by-phrase, demonstrating the placement of the various drones, double-stops, cuttings of the bow and other embellishments of the Cape Breton fiddle style. Her special emphasis is on the ornaments -- grace notes, double grace notes, trills, pull-offs, hammer-ons, etc. -- and the bowing that is specific to each type of tune. She even touches on the clogging-style footwork that provides additional rhythmic emphasis for this dance music.

Reissue of the original Fiddle Lesson video on VHS


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MacMaster, Natalie: A Fiddle Lesson

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