Ron Stewart fiddle DVD

Ron Stewart fiddle instruction DVD from AcuTabAcuTab Publications has released their first fiddle instructional DVD, for JD Crowe & The New South fiddler, and celebrated session player, Ron Stewart. Entitled Playing Fiddle In The Bluegrass Style, it features Ron demonstrating ten songs and tunes he has recorded in recent years.

The material covered in this 90 minute DVD include both fiddle breaks on vocal numbers and instrumental tunes. On the vocal-oriented songs, Ron demonstrates how the fiddle might play the plain, unornamented melody – as a singer might deliver it – and then how he approached it for a fiddle break.

Ron teaches several of his own original instrumentals (Twister, Blue Fiddler, Stewart’s Dream) plus his take on popular fiddle tunes like Soldier’s Joy and Whistling Rufus. A printed booklet with standard notation for each of the solos is also included with the DVD.

More details – including screen shots and sample video clips – are available on the AcuTab web site.

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