20 Easy Tunes for the Beginning Fiddler

Jim Wood

Learn to Play Jam Session Favorites!

Two video set - includes music on pdf file
  • Code:DLJWOTF29
  • Skill Level:Novice (1)

Beginning fiddlers! Learn easy versions of some of America's most-played fiddle tunes and join in any jam session- even if you've just started playing! In nearly three hours of detailed play-along instruction, master fiddler Jim Wood provides all the tools you'll need to learn your instrument and play tunes with skill and confidence.

Jim's careful tuition on bowing, noting, timing and other techniques will set you up for a lifetime of good fiddling. You'll learn how to play in several keys and will have plenty of opportunity to practice your tunes right along with Jim and Inge (on guitar and second violin). As you progress, you'll add increasingly more advanced elements to your repertoire to keep your fiddling fresh and challenging.

Here are the tunes you'll soon be playing:

Soldier's Joy, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Turkey in the Straw, Sally Goodin, Bile 'Em Cabbage Down, Little Liza Jane, Buffalo Gals, Sally Ann, Redwing, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Rubber Dolly, Fire on the Mountain, Arkansas Traveler, Southwind, Angeline the Baker, Sail Away Ladies, Down Yonder, Shady Grove, Cotton-Eyed Joe.

Note: We recommend: "Fiddle for the Absolute Beginner" if you are just getting started.


"As with the first volume, Wood's approach is patient and attentive to the needs of the student fiddler. Tunes are broken down to simple basics, and techniques are described in great detail. Jim's wife, Inge, plays guitar so you can play along with the DVD and get the feel of playing these tunes with other people.... Well worth the investment."
--Bluegrass Unlimited

"I recently purchased your instructional dvd "..20 tunes..." from Homespun.  Yay!  I am a musician of many years on bass and guitar and some mandolin.  But violin/fiddle is a whole other thing.  Other materials I've purchased jump ahead so quickly, and I get totally overwhelmed.   Your program is so thoughtfully prepared and executed.  I have a big smile on my face as I can sink my teeth right into these time honored tunes." - Jim Sylvester


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