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Published on Mar 23, 2010
Captain Fiddle site - http://www.captainfiddle.com Award winning fiddler demonstrates left and right handed violins and describes his book for learning fiddle - "Captain Fiddle's Tunes and Variations." This 54 page book contains written music for 32 different fiddle tunes that are played by Ryan Thomson on the two CDs included with the book. Each CD is an hour long and is perfect for improving skills in learning by ear. Each tune is played with several variations, at both slow, and normal speed. Unlike ordinary fiddle tune books, this book includes both a basic version and also several variations for each tune as played on the CDs. In private lessons Ryan teaches both left handed and right handed players. Ryan gives students a choice. Right handed players always choose to play right handed. Left handed students sometimes choose to play left handed. Ryan has written a book about violinists who play left handed. The title is "Playing the Violin and Fiddle Left Handed," and is available from his web site.