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Tapping Your Feet Apr 27, 2016

[0:01] Hello there! You can’t see my face because I have the camera focused on my feet… Today's vlog is on tapping your foot while playing your fiddle. A lot of people have asked me questions about it so I thought I would do a vlog on it and just basically explain what I do and how...

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Vibrato Apr 13, 2016

Hi…Welcome to my vlog! Today I thought I would talk a little bit about vibrato…A lot of times when I break down tunes, when I play real slow, a lot of y’all will see me when I’m holding a long note especially…do that little shake with my hand. And...

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Drones, Double Stops, Double Strings Apr 12, 2016

Hi! Welcome to my vlog…today I’m going to talk about playing 2 strings at a time. Double strings, double stops, droning, all that kind of stuff…

So if you’re a beginner,  if you’ve been playing for a year or maybe you’re going on your second year,...

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The Scotch-Irish Connection Apr 10, 2016

It’s the week of St. Patrick’s day and I thought it might be a little interesting to talk about the Irish influence in Cajun music or some people call it Scotch-Irish, Scotch-Irish being more of the people who settled the Appalachian mountains from Northern Ireland. And, we also did...

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Chords! Chords! Chords! Apr 09, 2016

Hi! Welcome to my vlog. Today I’m going to talk about chords again. A lot of people have been asking me (now that I’m posting a lot of tunes, and breaking a lot of tunes down). It’s like “What are the chords? What do you do with the chords? How do you figure out the...

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The Mardi Gras Songs Apr 08, 2016

Hi! Welcome to my vlog. Today I thought it would be kind of fun to talk about the three different Mardi Gras songs that you’ll hear played on the fiddle and the accordion as well. If you come down here to South-West Louisiana, especially for Mardi Gras Day and the weeks leading up to Mardi...

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Tunes vs. Songs Apr 07, 2016

Hi! Thanks for joining me today on my vlog and I’m gonna talk about today the difference between a tune and a song. You know sometimes, really honestly I think anytime somebody says, “Oh, let’s play this song” or “Let’s play this tune,”  I mean we...

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Creole Cello Apr 05, 2016

Hi, welcome to my vlog today…and today I’m talking about playing Cajun and Creole music on different instruments. So this was actually the first instrument that I learned to play when I was a kid. It’s called a cello and it’s a big violin basically. But recently...

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Cajun Jamming, Part 2 Apr 03, 2016

 Hi! I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my fiddle vlog and today I was going to talk a little bit about chords, what chords are good to learn first, and also how you can apply them when you go to a jam session. So this is a good video for someone who’s just starting out on the...

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Cajun Jamming, Part 1 Apr 02, 2016

Hi! I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my fiddle vlog today. I wanted to talk about some things that people have been asking about and it’s really just talking about if you go to a jam what to expect. You know there are not a lot of rules but there’s kind of a typical arrangement and...

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Tips to Help You Practice Apr 01, 2016

Hi, welcome to my fiddle vlog. Here I just talk about a few things, some suggestions about learning, and what to expect when you’re first starting out on the fiddle. One of the things I want to talk about today was just practicing in a real practical way because I know that a lot of you...

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Bigfoot Reel Mar 30, 2016

That was a tune called “The Bigfoot Reel” and I wrote this tune after being chased out of the woods at my family camp right outside of Melville, Louisiana, by a Sasquatch or a Bigfoot. I didn’t really know what it was at the time and did some research and found out that’s...

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