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LEVEL: intermediate

INSTUCTOR: Katie McNally

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With over a decade of experience teaching and performing, Katie McNally is one of the leading voices in Scottish music in North America. A favorite at fiddle camps across the country, Katie brings her fun­-loving teaching and expertise straight to your home through the American Fiddle Method Online School.

Each lesson has been thoughtfully created to feature a specific aspect or technique of Scotland’s rich fiddle tradition. Katie will bring you on a musical journey across the landscape of Scotland to sample the Gaelic­-inflected tunes of the west coast, the shuffle­ bowing of Shetland and fiery reels of Cape Breton. You’ll learn a variety of tunes such as strathspeys, jigs, reels and bagpipe tunes and how to play them authentically. By the end of the course, you’ll be arranging your own sets of tunes to be ready to join a local session, compete at a fiddle contest at a highland games festival, or play for a dance.

Scottish Course Info

SCOTTISH 1 COURSE INCLUDES:

  • 15 common intermediate-level Scottish marches, strathspeys, reels and jigs
  • 28 lessons, 50 instructional videos, sheet music and audio tracks
  • How to incorporate four fundamental ornamentations in Scottish fiddling
  • Tips and practice for creating sets
  • Strategies for learning by ear, memorizing and using a metronome

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SCOTTISH 1 Course

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Lesson 1 Three Lists
Lesson 2 Anatomy of a Fiddle Tune
Lesson 3 Strategies for Learning by Ear
Lesson 4 Small Overlapping Phrases (SOPS)
Lesson 5 Muscle Memory
Lesson 6 Using a Metronome

LEVEL III

Lesson 1 Highland Laddie
Lesson 2 Flicks
Lesson 3 Stool of Repentance
Lesson 4 Warbles
Lesson 5 Off She Goes
Lesson 6 Cuts
Lesson 7 Jenny Dang the Weaver
Lesson 8 Cutting Ferns
Lesson 9 Put Me in the Big Chest
Lesson 10 Mrs. MacLeods of Raasay
Lesson 11 Heavy is my Fate
Lesson 12 Cameron’s Got His Wife Again
Lesson 13 Little Donald in the Pig Pen

LEVEL IV

Lesson 1 Gladstones
Lesson 2 Banks of Allan
Lesson 3 Up Da Stroods
Lesson 4 Mrs. Crawford
Lesson 5 Quadruplet
Lesson 6 Devil in the Kitchen

MAKING SETS

Lesson 1 Introduction Making Sets
Lesson 2 MSR Set (march, strathspey, reel)
Lesson 3 Jig Set