In this lesson, Chris will breakdown a tune to help you understand how it can be structured. The ever popular Dennis Murphey’s Polka is his chosen example. To the right, you’ll find a downloadable copy of the sheet music, though it’s also worth trying to learn the tune by ear.
If you have a background in non-classical violin playing, our resident fiddle teacher Chris will help you on your traditional music journey with a video packed with tips and techniques. Well worth watching the lesson carefully before continuing through the tunes later in the course.
Welcome to our introduction to folk music for classical players. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the fundamental differences with folk music and how to make the transition from playing classical violin to getting started on your journey into traditional music.