Wade Frugé Rollups ifiddlemag wade fruge Jul 10, 2020

Hi, I'm Mitch Reed with MitchReedMusicLessons.com, and I'm going to do a little video tutorial for iFiddle Magazine. And when I do these, I usually just show a little bit of Cajun technique, nothing too overwhelming, but just little bits of things that you would hear a Cajun Fiddler do that...

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Coffee and Cajun Fiddle ifiddlemag Jun 26, 2020

Hi, I'm Mitch Reed with MitchReedMusicLessons.com. Thanks for joining me on iFiddleMagazine.com. One of the things I'd like to talk about in this article is how in Cajun country and Creole country down here in southwest Louisiana, how coffee and fiddling are such a big part of the culture.

When...

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Tales of my Heroes ifiddlemag Jun 19, 2020

Hi, I’m going to tell some stories about some of the people that I learned Cajun fiddle from one of the guys who had probably one of the biggest influences on me was Dennis McGee. And I was actually never able to visit with him. I was getting ready to and he fell at the Liberty Theater,...

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Styles of Cajun Fiddle ifiddlemag Jun 05, 2020

I'm going to talk today a little bit about the different styles of Cajun fiddle. My family is from Louisiana, which is the Northern prairies of Cajun country, but I live in South Louisiana, the Southern part of the Cajun country, which is the Bayou region, the swamps. And I wanted to talk a...

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Wade Frugé ifiddlemag May 22, 2020

Hi, I’m Mitch Reed and I’m with mitchreedmusiclessons.com. I wanted to talk today a little bit about a great player who I learned from, and a lot of people did. And he’s still to this day considered a really interesting Cajun fiddler to listen to, and his name was Wade...

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Bringing Out the Octaves in a Melody bowing ifiddlemag octaves May 05, 2020



Hi, I'm Mitch Reed with mitchreedmusiclessons.com. Thanks for joining me on iFiddleMagazine.com. I'm just gonna talk a little bit about some Cajun technique. So one of the things that you find a lot in Cajun music is the use of octaves, or leading up to the octaves. So I'm just going to play a...

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A Chat About Bowing 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 basics getting started how-to ifiddlemag 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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Second Finger Slide to a Unison ifiddlemag lake arthur stomp 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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