Yaaaay, yesterday I’ve recorded my first two traditional Irish fiddle songs!! As I wrote down in my goals for this month I wanted to learn some fiddle songs. I’ve chosen six fiddle songs and the easiest ones I’ve already recorded. By the way I’ve added my first vibrato on a few notes… so excited!! And the other songs will soon follow too.
Here’s the first one: Southwind
My second fiddle song is Star of the County Down (Waltz)
I’ve had so much fun practicing these songs. Until now I had only played classical pieces and I really love it. But fiddle tunes could become my favorite, who knows. Well these fiddle tunes I’ve recorded are pretty slow, which made it easier to practice them in a short time.
Upcoming fiddle songs
The four other fiddle tunes I’ve chosen are faster so it will take me some time to practice them better. But I will reach my goal and have them all ready by the end of the month. So, here’s what’s next on my list:
- Old Joe Clark
- Swallow Tail Jig
- All the Rage
- Star of the County Down (Reel)
I found them all in this fiddle collection for beginners. What I really liked about them it that they come with piano accompaniment. That makes it so much more fun to practice. This collection has 25 fiddle songs and I hope to be able to play them all soon!
Comment if you like to play fiddle tunes too. Which ones do you like most?