Watch & Learn Fiddle Primer Deluxe Edition Book for Beginners

Watch & Learn Fiddle Primer Deluxe Edition Book for Beginners

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The Fiddle Primer Deluxe Edition by Jim Tolles is designed for the absolute beginner. This course will cover the basic fundamentals like parts of the fiddle, how to hold the bow, proper playing position, reading music notation, and playing in tune. After learning the basics of playing fiddle, we will move on to learn some simple arrangements of bluegrass tunes like Hot Corn Cold Corn, Amazing Grace, and Little Maggie. Each musical exercise and song is demonstrated at two different speeds. This course will get you on your way to learning how to play the fiddle.

Techniques Covered

  • Parts of the Fiddle and Bow
  • Bow Preparation
  • Tuning
  • Holding the Fiddle
  • Left Hand Position
  • Left Arm Position
  • Holding the Bow
  • Music Notation
  • Slurs
  • Scales
  • Double Stops


  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • Hot Corn Cold Corn
  • Amazing Grace
  • Blind Mary
  • Star of the Count Down 
  • Southwind
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken 
  • Angeline the Baker 
  • Little Maggie
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Cripple Creek
  • Red Haired Boy
  • Salt Creek
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
  • Old Joe Clark