Suzuki and The Fiddler Workshop Videos

soldier's joy free fiddle lesson

I want you to work on developing your ear by playing along with these tunes without sheet music. It’s an extra challenge for you that will pay-off by making it easier for you to learn tunes in the future. Soldier’s Joy Basic – Melody I want you to all learn the basic melody to Soldier’s […]

Learn to Play Contest Style Rhythm Guitar from Daniel Carwile


Daniel Carwile is one of my favorite fiddlers. If you don’t know who Daniel is, you should. You can read about him on his [my] Talent Forge Teacher Profile. And if I were to choose my favorite rhythm guitar players in the world, Daniel would be among my top 3. Daniel’s timing is superb, and […]

Someone Like You – an Odyssey in Persistence (and Patience)


Nothing is ever as easy as you think it’s going to be. Seldom has this phrase been more true than in the making of this music video. This journey began in the summer of 2011 with a trip to Wizard Academy to participate in the Musician’s Round Table. During my time in Austin, I was […]

Difference Between Fiddle and Violin

The difference between fiddle and violin

What’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle? This is a question that I am asked at every gig I play. It is also a question that there are a LOT of answers to. Some are funny and some are serious, and I’m going to give you some of each. Funny/Joke Answers. When you […]

Three Forks of Sandy with Tyler Andal

Tyler Andal Fiddle

I was so excited to get a text message from Tyler Andal last week saying that he was in Loveland, CO. Tyler is a Nashville fiddler, so I was naturally surprised that he showed up in my neck of the woods. As luck would have it, Tyler was playing in the pit orchestra of a […]

Orange Blossom Special Fiddle Lesson – by Matthew Hartz

Orange Blossom Special Fiddle Lesson

Matthew Hartz just posted this great lesson on the Orange Blossom Special. Orange Blossom Special is one of the classic Fiddle Show Tunes. I can’t think of a show that I have played where it doesn’t get requested – definitely an audience favorite. It is a challenging tune, but not a tricky as it sounds. […]

Angeline the Baker with Steve Eulberg and Don Pedi

Angeline the Baker - Fiddle and Dulcimer

Here’s another video from the House Concert with Don Pedi at Steve Eulberg’s house. I really enjoy getting to experience jamming on old-time tunes. It’s good to not be painted into a stylistic corner. It’s all music and if you enjoy what you are playing, then that’s what really matters! Enjoy! Vi

Greensleeves – Free Fiddle Lesson

Free Fiddle Lesson Greensleeves Christmas Carol

Hi Everybody! I just recorded a new series of videos for [my] Talent Forge. And, since it’s the holiday season, I recorded a series of Christmas Carols. And, I wanted to give you guys free access to one of them, so here’s a fiddle lesson on Greensleeves (What Child is this?) – one of my […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s a beautiful Thanksgiving Day here in Colorado. The sun is shining. ┬áThe trees are losing their leaves (except for the oak tree in my front yard. And, I am so thankful for the amazing people that surround me. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our day to day lives and forget about […]

Goodbye my Lover, Goodbye AKA Uncle Henry with Steve Eulberg and Don Pedi

uncle henry fiddle dulcimer

Here’s another video from that house Concert with Steve Eulberg and Don Pedi. There isn’t much that keeps you on your toes than learning a new tune while you are performing it. Thankfully, I was able to listen to it a couple of times through before I took the lead. I left Don Pedi’s commentary […]