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The Basics of Cajun Tuning accordion basics cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun tuning fiddle lessons getting started how-to ifiddlemag louisiana the basics of cajun tuning traditional cajun Apr 09, 2020

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed, and thanks for joining me today. I’m going to talk a little bit about Cajun tuning. My violin right now is tuned standard EADG, like you would play if you were in an orchestra. If you live down in Southwest Louisiana and you were to go to a jam session, you would...

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Playing Fiddle in B-Flat accordion b flat cajun and creole cajun fiddle creole fiddle fiddle lessons 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” accordion cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music fiddle lessons fiddle tune leo soileau leo soileau’s “ma chère ‘tite fille” louisiana 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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Honoring Isom Fontenot accordion blues cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun harmonica cajun music cajun waltz contradances fiddle lessons fontenot french canadian honoring isom fontenot mamou reels repertoire 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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The Greatest Fiddler You Never Heard of accordion bows cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun music fiddle lessons maine 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 accordion being a cajun fiddler bluegrass cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music country music fiddle lessons louisiana old time fiddle 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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Staying Inspired accordion bigfoot cajun accordion cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music cajun tuning fiddle lessons ifiddle ifiddlemag mazurkas old time waltz staying inspired Nov 08, 2018

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Alright. I’m Mitch Reed! Welcome to my vlog. And today my vlog is about my website and I just wanted to let everyone know that for November, I’m having a big Skype marathon and there’s a pretty good deal in it too. If you’re into Skyping, you can get three Skype...

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Stories About The Lake Arthur Stomp accordion cajun accordion cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music fiddle lessons ifiddle ifiddlemag stories about the lake arthur stomp Jun 28, 2018

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. Welcome to my vlog. Today my vlog is on a tune called The Lake Arthur Stomp. When I started playing fiddle, I was about 14 years old and I started going to Marc Savoy’s jam on Saturday mornings and there weren’t many young fiddle players at the time. There...

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Playing Tunes in Third Position accordion cajun and creole blues cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music crapaud fiddle lessons ifiddle ifiddlemag playing tunes in third position third position two step two step cajun Apr 25, 2018

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed. And today my vlog is going to be on the third position on the fiddle in Cajun music. So what you find in Cajun music is a lot of times on the B parts, the fiddle would go to third position and play the B part high. Now we’re talking back in the 1920s and 1930s...

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Pascal’s Zegrets and Cajun Band Lab accordion beginner fiddle cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music fiddle lessons ifiddle ifiddlemag intermediate fiddle pascal’s zegrets and cajun band lab traditional cajun traditional tune Feb 15, 2018

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Alright, thanks for joining me today. This is my vlog where I talk a little bit about what I’m doing and tunes I’m interested in. And I have a website, MitchReedMusicLessons.com, go check it out! I break down a lot of old-time traditional Cajun and Creole tunes. I break...

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Eraste Carrière’s Mazurka Breakdown accordion cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun mazurkas cajun music cajun waltz eraste carrière’s mazurka breakdown fiddle lessons ifiddle ifiddlemag Sep 14, 2017

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed and my vlog this week is on Bébé’s brother, his name was Eraste Carriére. And he had a mazurka that he used to play on the accordion, and just thought it was a neat tune. So I thought it would be fun to play it and then break it down, slowly....

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How to Practice Seconding by Yourself accordion cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music cajun tuning fiddle lessons how to practice seconding by yourself ifiddle ifiddlemag May 28, 2017

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed and my vlog today is on how to practice seconding by yourself on the fiddle. Seconding is what the Cajuns call when you play chords behind a melody. So when you’re backing up the accordion, or another fiddle, or the vocals, you would second or some people call it...

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