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intermediate course outline

here is a suggested order of video lessons for intermediate students. if you find these to be too difficult go to the beginner course outline.

in this course we'll cover the fourth finger (little finger), low first finger, high third and low fourth. we'll also learn how to play double stops, pentatonic scales, chromatic scales and melodic scale variation. we'll continue to learn how to make practice fun as well as singing and playing. have fun!!!!!!!!

 

fingering technique lesson:

fourth finger

in this lesson you'll learn how to use the little finger.

 

next, pick one or more of the following tunes to learn:

hobart's transformation

kesh jig

fairy dance

haste to the wedding

the wind that shakes the barley

 

technique lesson

pentatonic scales (part two)

practice lesson:

micro-practice

 

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bowing technique lesson:

introduction to double stops

when you play two strings at once it is called a double stop. We'll start by learning double stops on open strings.

next, pick one or more of the following tunes to learn:

bill cheatham

the butterfly

danny boy

dennis murphy’s polka

ballydesmond polka (higher octave)

scarborough fair, singing and playing

saint anne's reel

 

fingering technique lessons:

melodic variation on scales

slur - intermediate lesson (slur 2 separate 2, slur across strings)

 

chief o’neill’s favorite

 

practice lesson:

macro-practice

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technique lesson:

double stops with fingering

next, pick one or more of the following tunes to learn:

oh susannah with double stops

kerry polka with double stops

 

technique lesson:

double stop scale

 

review

for 1-2 weeks don't learn any new songs. focus on reviewing all the tunes you've learned since the last review, working to make them sound better. use looping and throw-away bow. play each song at least 4 times in a row.

create small "review sets" of 5-8 tunes. stay with one review set for a week, then start another. this is a good way to stay on top of the tunes you want to remember.

 

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fingering technique lessons:

low first finger / f major scale

Next, pick one or more of the following tunes to learn:

three simple tunes in f major

kesh jig in f major

southwind

give the fiddler a dram

paddy on the turnpike

hava negilah

khosid dance

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fingering technique lessons:

low fourth finger / b flat Major Scale

next, pick one or more of the following tunes to learn:

berdichiever khosid

done gone

 

practice lesson:

how to remember tunes

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fingering technique lessons:

raised third finger / a major scale

next, pick one or more of the following tunes to learn:

planxty irwin

sally goodin

black friday rule (o'keefe's slide in b minor)

der badken freylakh

ashokan farewell

margaret's waltz

j'etais au bal

waltzing matilda

 

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fingering technique lessons:

chromatic scale

note finder

Next, pick one or more of the following tunes to learn:

peacock rag

coleraine

greensleeves

tetris theme

 

review

for 1-2 weeks don't learn any new songs. focus on reviewing all the tunes you've learned since the last review, working to make them sound better. use looping and throw-away bow. play each song at least 4 times in a row. work on your review sets.

 

congratulations!!!!

 

now you can move on to advanced course outline!!

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