Brian Wicklund is widely regarded as one of the top fiddle teachers in the country. He shares his knowledge in this DVD lesson for beginning fiddle players, which is a supplement to his critically acclaimed American Fiddle Method Volume 1. Brian guides you through the basic skills of learning the fiddle and shares his pointers and shortcuts to help you learn faster and more efficiently. In order to include as much material as possible, each tune is played once followed by a few tips. This DVD contains 110 minutes of material, which is roughly equivalent to four to eight months of private lessons. Contents include: 22 common fiddle tunes, bow and fiddle position, bowing technique, fingering technique, rhythmic bowing, slurring, tricks for playing in tune, secrets for good tone, double-string playing, and backup playing. Expert fiddle player and teacher Brian Wicklund created the American Fiddle Method, acknowledged as the most widely used fiddle method in the country, to do for fiddling what the Suzuki Violin Method has done for violin playing. Originally trained in Suzuki, Brian teaches the same fundamental skills as classical violin but with fun, authentic fiddle tunes instead of boring exercises.