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A Chat About Bowing a chat about bowing cajun and creole cajun fiddle fiddle lessons how-to ifiddlemag Apr 28, 2020

 Hi, I’m Mitch Reed at Mitch Reed Music Lessons. I’m going to give you a little taste of some Cajun fiddle technique for iFiddle Magazine. And I thought this month I could talk about  Cajun bowing, just some of the rocking in Cajun bowing, what kind of makes it...

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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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My Fiddles beausoleil bluegrass cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun music fiddle lessons irish fiddle louisiana my fiddles old time old time cajun Mar 20, 2020

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed, welcome to my vlog. And my vlog today is on the violins that I play. So I’ve had a lot of you ask about what kind of violin I play and, you know, how old it is, and who made it, and all this stuff. So I thought I would go through all three of my violins that I...

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Mardi Gras Medley on Bouzouki cajun and creole cajun fiddle creole mardi gras fiddle lessons louisiana mamou mardi gras mardi gras medley on bouzouki Feb 25, 2020

Happy Mardi Gras y’all! I just thought I’d play a few traditional Mardi Gras tunes on the bouzouki since it really is an old medieval holiday that came from France to the new world and found its way all the way to Mamou, Louisiana, which is, I always think is the King capital of...

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Second Finger Slide to a Unison cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun music fiddle lessons ifiddlemag lake arthur stomp louisiana second finger slide to a unison unisons Feb 20, 2020

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed from mitchreedmusiclessons.com, and I am sharing some Cajun techniques with y’all on iFiddlemagazine.com and I’m glad to be here.

When Mike asked me about some interesting Cajun technique, I thought of one thing that really stands out with Cajun...

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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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Shoulder Rest Q & A cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun music fiddle lessons ifiddle ifiddlemag 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 bluegr fiddle cajun and creole cajun fiddle fiddle lessons finding inspiration everyday irish fiddle louisiana maine old time cajun 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 bébé carrière’s ti canaille cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun mazurkas cajun polka fiddle lessons louisiana 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 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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Tips for Frustrated Fiddlers beginner fiddle cajun and creole cajun fiddle cajun fiddler cajun music fiddle lessons tips for frustrated fiddlers two step 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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