Jay Ungar – A Fiddler’s Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies
Aug 16 2016
Learn to play lovely, heart-rending pieces and benefit from Jay Ungar’s years of experience as a top fiddler. He shows the inventive use of slides, grace notes, rolls, smears, vibrato and special bowing techniques that turn ordinary tunes into distinctive compositions. Jay Ungar is a fiddler of the highest calliber. When he teaches, he does it in a very clear manner and does not reflect any arrogance. If you follow his instructions to the letter, you will find you are able to play the tunes in a very effective manner. This is a superb choice for anyone serious about learning to play fiddle.
This is an Excellent choice for a beginner to intermediate fiddler. He teaches the songs in a way that a beginner can learn the base song and then build upon that with double stops, slides, bowing, ect. I like that his wife plays the guitar along with it so you can keep time better than with a metronome. The close-up shot’s of Jay’s fingering are great. He explains in detail how he get’s his fiddle songs to sound so great – all the slides, double stops etc. He doesn’t go into detail on which notes he’s playing, if you can’t read music, he just shows you. You learn by watching what he is doing. Molly’s guitar accompaniment really adds depth to the learning experience. If you’ve been wanting to learn to play ‘Ashokan Farewell’ you must get this.
- Tombigbee Waltz
- Tennessee Waltz
- South Wind
- Shebeg Shemor
- Give Me Your Hand
- Ashokan Farewell (Ken Burns’ PBS Civil War series)
Running time: 90 min
Video: MPEG4 720×480 29.97 fps 1200 kbps
Audio: AAC LC 48.0 Khz 173 Kbps
Size: 921 Mb