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Jul 22, 2022 - 8:49:45 AM
2 posts since 7/22/2022

Looking for reviews/recommendations on on line intermediate fiddle lessons. My adult son’s been taking classical lessons for 2 years and wants some fiddle instruction. Searching on web I found Chad Manning with Peghead nation. Anyone know of him?

Jul 22, 2022 - 9:26:09 AM



372 posts since 2/10/2020

Yes, I subscribe to Peghead nation. The site offers several courses for fiddlers and, if your son has plenty of $$$, he can subscribe to them all at once. Alternatively, for a very reasonable price, he can subscribe to one at a time and have the option of switching to a different course (for no addition money) until he finds one that suits him.

I think Chad's courses are very good and there's lots to learn, from theory to songs, and lots of stuff on how to sound fiddley. He's a no-nonsense instructor, doesn't ramble a lot and moves right along. It's geared towards learning by ear, not by reading music. In my opinion it's not the best site for a rank beginner, but that doesn't sound like your son. I started learning fiddle as a covid project, so all I've had is online instruction, and I think I've tried them all. In my opinion, they are all pretty dang good. It's an embarrassment of riches, but Chad's is one of the best.

Jul 22, 2022 - 2:17:04 PM

2 posts since 7/22/2022

Thank you! This is just the recommendation I needed. I’m giving the $50 one for his bday. If he likes it he can get more. He already plays somewhat by ear, but just needs more instruction on fiddle techniques.

Jul 23, 2022 - 5:33:13 AM

323 posts since 6/21/2007

I also recommend Chads course, I’ve been using it for over a year now. I also would take a look at Darol Anger at Artistworks. It’s more expensive but it has the feature of you sending in videos of your playing and Darol responds offering constructive criticism.

Good Luck!

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