Playing Fiddle in B-Flat Feb 19, 2020

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog. Today my vlog is about the old Creole fiddle and tuning the fiddle down to B-flat. That’s what this fiddle’s tuned down to. So I used to take lessons from Calvin Carrière. He was the nephew of...

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Leo Soileau’s “Ma Chère ‘Tite Fille” Feb 12, 2020

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog and my vlog today is on a tune that I’ve been listening to played by great fiddle master, Leo Soileau. So, Leo Soileau, his name is not spoken a whole lot. He’s not as famous as maybe Dennis McGee, but he had a huge influence on Cajun...

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Intro to iFiddle Mag Feature Series Jan 22, 2020

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Hi, I’m Mitch Reed and I’m with Mitch Reed Music Lessons. I’m a Cajun and Creole fiddler. I’m going to be featured in iFiddle Magazine in the month of September so y’all check it out! I’m going to break down some Cajun and Creole tunes...

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Shoulder Rest Q & A Nov 28, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed! Welcome to my vlog. My vlog today is on the importance of using a shoulder rest or something that can help you keep the fiddle on your shoulders. I’ve had some people ask questions about this if I use the shoulder rest. When I first started studying violin, I...

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Finding Inspiration Everyday Nov 19, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog. And today I’m playing fiddle music for the first snow that’s falling up here in Maine and it’s so beautiful and I’m up in my apartment. I’m looking out of my window. Wish I could show y’all! It’s really...

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Bébé Carrière’s Ti Canaille Nov 07, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog. And today I’m going to talk about a great old-time fiddler Be’Be’ Carriere, who was a huge inspiration to me, and to a lot of other fiddle players. Michael Doucet, and Kevin Wimmer, just to name a few. And he was like Dennis McGee....

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Honoring Isom Fontenot Oct 23, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog today. My vlog is about a fantastic harmonica player that we have in Cajun music or we had in Cajun music. He passed away a long time ago, but his name was Isom Fontenot and he was from Mamou, Louisiana and he played a lot of interesting tunes. He...

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Tips for Frustrated Fiddlers Oct 16, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed, and welcome to my vlog. My vlog today is on being a beginner Cajun fiddler. So what I mean by that is as a beginner is if you’ve been playing maybe for six months or up to a year, maybe even two years, kind of depends on how much you practice and how much you...

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The Greatest Fiddler You Never Heard of Aug 06, 2019

Hi! I’m Mitch Reed and welcome to my vlog. It’s been a while since I made a video. I saw a lot of your comments, everybody’s comments about ‘where have you been?’ ‘Was that your last video?’ Sorry about that! It’s just been very busy. I moved up...
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Being a Cajun Fiddler Mar 11, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed and today my vlog is on being a Cajun fiddler and tips for you future Cajun fiddlers. Just tips on how to be a fiddler who tunes their fiddle down but also how to fit in with other styles of music like if you go to a jam and they’re playing old-timey music, or...

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Legendary Mamou Fiddlers Mar 04, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog. My vlog today is on fiddling and fiddlers from the Mamou region. Mamou, Louisiana is considered the capital of Cajun music. I’m going to explain why that is. So basically, most of the greatest fiddlers you had were from Mamou or the Mamou...

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Canray’s Drinking Tunes Feb 28, 2019

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog. It’s Mardi Gras season! This year I’m not going to do the Mardi Gras song. I’ve done it so many times, but I thought I would do some drinking tunes to celebrate the season. And I’ve been thinking about this. Canray Fontenot is...

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