In this course, you'll learn some of the most popular and easy Irish melodies on the violin. These are the most popular Irish tunes that are played in Celtic music sessions all over the world. Hi I'm your instructor, Daniel Boudreau and I've been playing in celtic music sessions for over 10 years. I know how much of a struggle it is to pick the right tunes to learn, where to place embellishments and how to bow the melody. That's why I created this course. I wanted to help beginner violinists and fiddlers get on the fast track to start playing irish fiddle and to eventually become a session fiddler.
The course is structured as follows...
Each new tune is assigned to it's own section. The section contains several lessons. The lessons break down learning the tune into three steps. Here are the steps:
This course is a jumpstart to playing Irish fiddle music. Learn the essential tunes to start playing in sessions today! Take a 5-minute free preview of this course. Look for the preview button beside this video. Click on "Take this course" to sign up and start fiddling!
Note that in Irish sessions it is common to play a tune three times and then move on to the next one. However, if you are at a session where beginner players are participating, you could play a tune more than tree times during your set.
You'll notice that experienced players will look at you to see what's coming next after the third round of a tune. Try and announce key changes for accompanists, although this can be quite challenging to do while you're playing. Practice saying your key changes out loud when you're playing at home.
Daniel Boudreau's courses focus on learning from example. Theory is cut down to a minimum across all courses. Daniel values ACTION strongly in his teaching approach. You will learn core concepts by observation and be able to replicate them right away is in a step-by-step method. Additionally, with the help of the Udemy course layout, elements of a topic are cut down to super specific lessons. This way, you will never feel lost or confused. Daniel is always there to help if you have any questions about a specific lesson. Just head to the discussion tab from any lesson and ask away!
Daniel has collaborated with several instructors with many years of teaching experience. All of them have a vast knowledge of the subject that they teach. Browse around the many courses that Daniel offers and see what interests you. You can always take a five-minute preview of any course by clicking the button on the right side of the video on any course's preview page.