Welcome to Fabulous Fiddle Fundamentals

Hello, and welcome to Fabulous Fiddle Fundamentals! This course will teach you how to play 24 American and Irish fiddle tunes (7 hoe-downs, 7 Irish reels, 5 jigs, 5 waltzes). It includes both classic tunes, such as Golden Slippers and Turkey in the Straw, as well as some fantastic tunes by a great folk musician and composer, Larry Unger.

Note: If you leave this page and need to get back, or to access your lessons at any time, go to my.reddesertviolin.com and log in.

How It Works

When you sign up, you are automatically given access to the first month’s worth of lessons, which is three ginormous units. This gives you everything you need to learn the first 3 tunes in the course. Approximately every 30 days after that, your membership is automatically upgraded to give you access to three more units, and so on.

Each unit covers a single tune with eight in-depth videos that you can watch on your own time, as often as you like, in the comfort of your own home.

To find each “unit” or to access your lessons at any time, simply visit My.RedDesertViolin.com and log in. From there click on the title “Fabulous Fiddle Fundamentals, to display your lessons. Here you will find links to each lesson unit so you can jump easily to any song you want to review.

How To Get the Most from Fabulous Fiddle Fundamentals

Please follow these simple tips to make the best progress as you learn to play fiddle online:

  1. It is very important that you watch all of the videos with your instrument in hand. Pause the videos frequently and follow what I show you on the videos.
  2. DON’T RUSH! While some lessons might seem slow to you and you might want to skip ahead, do NOT do this. The lessons are in the order and at the pace that I have perfected over years of teaching beginning students. If you rush through, you will miss important concepts and skills that you will need to know later.
  3. Practice what you see in the videos. If you don’t practice you’re not really a fiddle student. You’re just watching online videos!
  4. Ask me questions! Use the comments area to ask questions and I will answer them.

Now Get Your Sign-Up Bonuses!

As a member, you can find your sign-up bonuses here. They will also be located in every lesson for your convenience.

Enough talk! Let’s get started!

Click here to start learning your first tune, “Golden Slippers.”