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Instruments > Fiddle > Fiddle with Darol Anger

with Darol Anger

Darol Anger shares his distinctive style of fiddle playing and musical knowledge in hundreds of fiddle lessons online. Students in the ArtistWorks Fiddle course have unlimited access to these fiddle lessons online as well as behind the scenes content, interviews, performance and study materials (like fiddle tabs for beginners).

 Bluegrass to jazz  Bowing & cross string tips

 Fiddle tunes  Lots of play along tracks

Darol Anger

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these fiddle lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Darol reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your fiddle playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Darol. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

Top Quality Fiddle Lessons

  • 100s of fiddle lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

About Darol Anger

For over 40 years, Darol Anger has played on and produced scores of important recordings, and is a noted composer. Darol helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his founding of pathbreaking ensembles such as: Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, and the Duo. A MacDowell and UCross Fellow, he is a featured soloist on several recordings and motion picture soundtracks. Darol is also committed to string education and helped found the String Resource Board for the International Jazz Educators Association. Since 2012, Darol has extended his love of music education by offering online fiddle lessons at ArtistWorks.

Fiddle Lessons

 Beginner Fiddle

  • Introduction to Basic Fiddle
  • Tuning the Fiddle
  • The Names of Notes and Where They Are
  • Principles and Gear
  • Practicing for Pitch
  • Standing Stance
  • Sitting Stance
  • Right Hand Bow Hold
  • Left Hand Position
  • "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (Beginner)
  • "Rubber Dolly"
  • “Little Liza Jane” - Key of A
  • Rosining the Bow
  • Up - Bows, Down - Bows, Upper Half and Lower Half
  • Bowing: Speed Vs. Pressure
  • Exercise 1: Smooth
  • Exercise 2: Dot, Dot, Dot
  • "Way Downtown"
  • Wrist On Counter Exercise
  • Fourth Finger Exercises
  • "Why D'ya Wander"
  • Grooving Single Bowstrokes
  • Beginning Shuffles
  • The Classic Shuffle
  • "Old Joe Clark"
  • Introduction to String Crossings
  • Crossing Strings
  • “Picket Fence Waltz”
  • String Crossing Exercises
  • “Little Liza Jane” - Key of G
  • “Ragtime Annie” (Beginner)
  • The Fingerboard
  • A Scale is a Story
  • The G Scale
  • "The Crawdad Song" - Key of G
  • "You Are My Sunshine"
  • “Red Wing” - Key of G
  • “The Dead March” - Key of A
  • “This Little Light of Mine” (Beginner)
  • "Golden Slippers"
  • The D Scale
  • “Angeline the Baker” - Key of D
  • "Chinquapin Hunting"
  • The Major Scale in A
  • SlowSkand: A Scale and Bow Rhythm Study
  • “Cluck Old Hen” - Key of A
  • “Cluck Old Hen” - Key of D
  • Double Stops
  • The Natural Minor Scale
  • "Liberty"
  • "Kitchen Girl"
  • The Mixolydian Mode
  • "Old Joe Clark" Mixolydian Mode
  • “Sugarfoot Rag”
  • The Dorian Mode
  • “Shady Grove” - Key of E minor
  • Major Arpeggio
  • Minor Arpeggios
  • "Sally Goodin"
  • "Ginseng From Mr. Blake"
  • "Fire on the Mountain"
  • Bowing: “Sally Anne”
  • Bowing: “Soldiers Joy”
  • More Thoughts on Bowing
  • “Cotton-Eye Joe”
  • The C Scale: “Wabash Cannonball”
  • The F Scale: "Faded Love"
  • “Rabbit in the Log” - Key of F
  • "Cripple Creek" (Beginner)
  • The E Scale: “I'll Fly Away”
  • “The 8th of January” (Beginner)
  • Simple Tags
  • “Lazy John”
  • "Little Rabbit"
  • Practice Plan
  • Bow Circle Stomp
  • Bonaparte's Retreat - Version 1 -NEW!
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes
  • Submit a Placement Video

+ Intermediate Fiddle

+ Advanced Fiddle

+ Jazz & Blues Fiddle

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What's In This Plan

  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop
  • Acoustic Guitar 101