Mel Bay The American Fiddle Method Volume 1
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Brian Wicklund is widely regarded as one of the top fiddle teachers in the country. He shares his knowledge in this DVD lesson for beginning fiddle players, which is a supplement to his critically acclaimed American Fiddle Method Volume 1. Brian guides yo
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Brian Wicklund is widely regarded as one of the top fiddle teachers in the country. He is a sought after instructor for fiddle camps and fiddle workshops Brian is the author of the best selling fiddle books, American Fiddle Method Volume 1 and 2 fiddle books and fiddle video DVDs published by Mel Bay. Spin-offs from the initial books for fiddle include fiddle music for viola, fiddle music for cello and piano accompaniment books. He is currently expanding his offerings with the FiddlePal Explore Series with fiddle books on Canadian Fiddle Styles, Texas and Contest Fiddle Styles and Bluegrass Fiddle Styles. Brian is also a co-founder of the online bluegrass instructional website Bluegrass College. 1987-1994 Brian was a member of the band, Stoney Lonesome with whom he toured nationally and internationally, released seven recordings and played on Prairie Home Companion radio show. Since 1995 Brian has played with an array of nationally and internationally tour bands. He was a member of the Ethnic Dance Theater, Judith Edelman Band, Kathy Kallick Band, Lorie Line s Pop Chamber Orchestra, and the Chris Stuart Band. He has been busy as a studio musician and producer laying down fiddle and mandolin tracks on hundreds of projects. His own critically acclaimed recording project Arrival was released in 1998. In 1999 he received the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship Grant. In 2005 three good friends Brian Wicklund Ben Winship and Eric Thorin formed Brother Mule acoustic power trio. Their debut release featuring their work on songwriting, fiddle, mandolin and bass won them an Indie Music Award for best Americana CD of 2005. Brian also performs with a band he fronts the Minnesota-based Brian Wicklund and FiddlePals.
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Even after the first lesson, I felt like I really knew something. "The American Fiddle Method" from Mel Bay steps you through a helpful introduction to the instrument, right and wrong ways to hold your hands, and more. You'll be playing music to the applause of your pets, parents, children, spouse, and anyone else in your living room in no time. Assuming your pets can applaud, that is.
Go ahead. Buy it. You spent all that money on a violin. Learn how to play it!
The DVD included is excellent for teaching adults, particularly. My adult son
will certainly benefit from the instruction within.