By the end of the course, you will have a great variety of Irish traditional tunes to add to your growing repertoire. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
All the tunes taught on this course are firmly rooted in the Donegal tradition. Bowing techniques feature prominently: the use of the up-bow, tight bowing, open and closed triplets, and crans. Various droning techniques are also taught: the use of finger drones, octave drones and double stops. This is all rounded off with teachings on position playing, octave playing and finger plucking. This course is a must for any student interested in the fiddle styles of Donegal or advanced Irish fiddle techniques.
Tunes taught in this course:
Bundle And Go
The Glen Road To Carrick
The Teelin Highland
The Cat That Kittled In Jamie’s Wig
Séan Sa Cheo
Bean An Tí Ar Lar
Mickey Doherty’s Reel
The Low Level Hornpipe
Alec McConnell’s Waltz
Trip To The Cottage
Sheet Music and Mp3s available to Download for each Tune
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of James Byrnes Reel
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.