Fiddle Basics

This course is for the beginner fiddler. It begins with a series of six free lessons which teach how to hold the instrument, proper posture, bowing technique and two easy tunes. Good basic technique is addressed throughout the tutorials. OAIM’s unique, animated fiddle graphics supports the student and helps one to learn more efficiently.

In the subsequent twelve lessons, there is a progressive study of fingering, bowing, tunes and ornamentation. Emphasis is placed on tempo, rhythm and tone when teaching the tunes. The 'Fiddle Basics' course will equip the beginner fiddle player with fourteen great tunes as well as all the necessary rudiments to start the journey down the long and adventurous road of Irish fiddle playing.

We are convinced that learning the fiddle with these innovative lessons couldn't be made easier!


Lessons

free Fiddle Basics Lesson 1
Fiddle Basics Lesson 1

In this first lesson of Fiddle Basics, Niamh talks about the instrument the Fidd [.. Read More]

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free Fiddle Basics Lesson 2
Fiddle Basics Lesson 2

In this lesson, Niamh will introduce the scale of D major on the fiddle. [.. Read More]

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free Fiddle Basics Lesson 3
Fiddle Basics Lesson 3

Niamh will demonstrate how to play 'Twinkle Twinkle' on the Fiddle. [.. Read More]

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free Fiddle Basics Lesson 4
Fiddle Basics Lesson 4

Niamh will focus on bowing in this lesson. She will use the tune 'Twinkle Twinkl [.. Read More]

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free Fiddle Basics Lesson 5
Fiddle Basics Lesson 5

Niamh will now introduce the scale of G major on the fiddle. [.. Read More]

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free Fiddle Basics Lesson 6
Fiddle Basics Lesson 6

n this lesson, Niamh will teach a simple Polka in the key of G major called 'Mag [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 7
Fiddle Basics Lesson 7

In this lesson, Niamh will teach another Polka in the key of G major called ''Te [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 8
Fiddle Basics Lesson 8

In this lesson, Niamh will teach a Polka called ''Britches Full of Stitches". Sh [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 9
Fiddle Basics Lesson 9

In this lesson, Niamh will teach a Jig called 'Hole in the Hedge' in the key of [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 10
Fiddle Basics Lesson 10

Niamh will now teach the Jig 'Ten Penny Bit', in the key of A. She will introduc [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 11
Fiddle Basics Lesson 11

In this lesson, Niamh will teach the Song Air 'Báidín Fheilimi'. She will cont [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 12
Fiddle Basics Lesson 12

Niamh will teach another Jig called 'Tripping Up the Stairs' in the key of D maj [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 13
Fiddle Basics Lesson 13

In this lesson, Niamh will continue her study of Jigs, and will teach another Ji [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 14
Fiddle Basics Lesson 14

In this lesson, Niamh will teach another Jig in D major called 'The Rose in the [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 15
Fiddle Basics Lesson 15

In this lesson, Niamh will teach a Reel in D major called 'Rolling in the Ryegra [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 16
Fiddle Basics Lesson 16

In this lesson, Niamh will teach a Jig called 'Peter O'Byrne's Fancy, in the key [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 17
Fiddle Basics Lesson 17

In this lesson, Niamh will teach a Barndance called 'Bill Malley's'. She will de [.. Read More]

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Fiddle Basics Lesson 18
Fiddle Basics Lesson 18

In this final lesson of Fiddle Basics, Niamh will teach 'The Millstream Reel'. T [.. Read More]

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