Fiddle for the Absolute Beginner

Jim Wood

Get Started the RIGHT Way!

Two hour video, includes music pdf file
  • Code:DLJWOBF21
  • Skill Level:Novice (1)

In his 30-year teaching career, fiddle champ Jim Wood has produced positive results for hundreds of students. He knows just what you need to get started the right way: Proper posture and body alignment, correct hand positions, warm-up exercises and other vital fundamentals that will get you in shape for a lifetime of playing.

There's a wealth of information in this two-hour starter course. You'll learn how to hold the fiddle and the bow, tune up, and start fingering your first notes. Before long you'll be playing the A scale and easy versions of Old Joe Clark, Cripple Creek and Cotton-Eye Joe using solid bowing patterns, good tone and precise intonation.

Jim and his wife, Inge, even show you how, by learning only a few simple notes ("pads"), you'll be able to join jam sessions almost immediately!

This starter course takes the mystery out of fiddle playing and gives you the confidence you'll need to go on to further studies. So grab your fiddle and start playing now!

Note: To continue your studies, we strongly recommend the two-DVD set, "Easy Tunes for the Beginning Fiddler" by Jim Wood.


"These DVDs are well worth the investment and will go a long way to get you fiddling. If there is no fiddle teacher around, this will be a good substitute. If there is, it will help you learn even faster. Either way, you'll be headed down the road to becoming a fiddler." -- Bluegrass Unlimited


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