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AFM 3 Intermediate

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Choose this course if you have completed AFM 2 BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE course, or can play a variety of intermediate-level fiddle tunes and are confident that your basic technique is solid. You understand and can play with down-driven bowing adding “corrective” slurs. You understand and can play backup chords and chops to fiddle tunes. Master teacher and author of AMERICAN FIDDLE METHOD, Brian Wicklund will guide you through more challenging tunes and techniques to bring your playing to a new level.

LEVEL: Intermediate

AMERICAN FIDDLE METHOD BOOK: VOLUME II (second half)

AFM Course Tour / Instructor: Brian Wicklund

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

  • Play 29 common intermediate-level tunes from a variety of fiddle traditions
  • Play double-tag endings
  • Improvise slur combinations using five patterns
  • Use fourth finger drone double stops
  • Accompany tunes and songs with “funky chop” rhythms

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AFM 3 INTERMEDIATE

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 IV

Lesson 1 Swallowtail Jig
Lesson 2 Leather Britches
Lesson 3 Double Tag Endings in G
Lesson 4 June Apple
Lesson 5 Fisher’s Hornpipe
Lesson 6 Bill Cheatham
Lesson 7 Whiskey Before Breakfast
Lesson 8 Billy in the Lowground
Lesson 9 Double Tag Ending in C
Lesson 10 Liza Jane
Lesson 11 Arkansas Traveler
Lesson 12 Blackberry Blossom
Lesson 13 Devil’s Dream
Lesson 14 Westphalia Waltz
Lesson 15 Ragtime Annie
Lesson 16 Golden Anniversary Waltz
Lesson 17 Big John McNeil

ARTISTIC SLURRING

Lesson 1 Introduction using June Apple
Lesson 2 Slurs of 2
Lesson 3 Slurs of 2 across the beat
Lesson 4 Slurs of 3
Lesson 5 3 up and 1 down
Lesson 6 Backwards Boil ‘em
Lesson 7 Integrating Slur Patterns
Lesson 8 Improvising Slurs and Rhythms

LEVEL V

Lesson 1 4th Finger/Open Drones
Lesson 2 Bernard the Butterfly
Lesson 3 Flop Eared Mule
Lesson 4 Temperance Reel
Lesson 5 Swampwalk
Lesson 6 Glory at the Meeting House
Lesson 7 Don’t Come home Drunk Johnny
Lesson 8 Forked Deer
Lesson 9 Jolie Blonde
Lesson 10 Big Walleye Blues
Lesson 11 Bb scale
Lesson 12 Star of the County Down
Lesson 13 Benny’s Favorite
Lesson 14 Done Gone
Lesson 15 Marie Claire
Lesson 16 President Garfield’s Hornpipe

BACKUP FIDDLING

Lesson 17 Funky Chops