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AFM 2 Beg/Int

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Choose this course if you have completed AFM 1 BEGINNER course, or can play a variety of easy fiddle tunes and are confident that your basic technique is solid. You understand how to play with good tone and tuning and are ready for tunes with faster notes and slur patterns. Master teacher and author of AMERICAN FIDDLE METHOD, Brian Wicklund will guide you through new repertoire while reinforcing good technique and practice habits.

LEVEL: beginner, beginner/intermediate

AMERICAN FIDDLE METHOD BOOK: VOLUME I (second half) – VOLUME II (first half)

AFM Course Tour / Instructor: Brian Wicklund

By the end of the course, you will be able to…

  • Play 21 common tunes from a variety of fiddle traditions
  • Understand down beat bowing and use “corrective” slurs
  • Understand basic music theory and chords
  • Play backup chords and chops to fiddle tunes and songs
  • Play three different scale patterns and arpeggios in five keys

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AFM 2 BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE COURSE

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Lesson 1 Three lists
Lesson 2 Anatomy of a fiddle tune
Lesson 3 Learning by ear
Lesson 4 Small Overlapping Phases–SOPS
Lesson 5 Muscle memory
Lesson 6 Using a metronome

LEVEL III

Lesson 1 Down Driven Bowing and Corrective Slurs
Lesson 2 Bonaparte’s Retreat
Lesson 3 Country Waltz
Lesson 4 Cluck Old Hen
Lesson 5 Over the Waterfall
Lesson 6 Red Haired Boy
Lesson 7 Key of G
Lesson 8 Girl I left Behind Me
Lesson 9 Southwind
Lesson 10 Miss McLeod’s Reel
Lesson 11 Firefly
Lesson 12 Staccato slurs
Lesson 13 Red Wing
Lesson 14 Cairo
Lesson 15 Turkey in the Straw
Lesson 16 High 3rd Finger
Lesson 17 Grandfather’ Clock
Lesson 18 Wise old Friend
Lesson 19 Stinky’s Blues
Lesson 20 Eighth of January
Lesson 21 Double Tag Endings in D
Lesson 22 Liberty
Lesson 23 St. Anne’s Reel
Lesson 24 Spotted Pony
Lesson 25 Cuckoo’s Nest
Lesson 26 Old Joe Clark II
Lesson 27 Double Tag Endings in A
Lesson 28 Soldier’s Joy II

BACKUP FIDDLING

Lesson 1 Beginning Backup and Chords
Lesson 2 I IV V progression
Lesson 3 Order of Chords
Lesson 4 Camptown Races –single note backup
Lesson 5 Soldier’s Joy –single note backup
Lesson 6 Turkey in the Straw –single note backup
Lesson 7 Camptown Races –double stop backup
Lesson 8 Soldier’s Joy –double stop backup
Lesson 9 Turkey in the Straw –double stop backup
Lesson 10 Old Joe Clark –chop backup

SCALE PATTERNS AND ARPEGGIOS

Lesson 1 Pattern 1 Key of G
Lesson 2 Pattern 2 Key of G
Lesson 3 Pattern 3 Key of G
Lesson 4 Pattern 1 Key of A
Lesson 5 Pattern 2 Key of A
Lesson 6 Pattern 3 Key of A
Lesson 7 Single octave major arpeggios in G, A, C, D, E