Welcome to 2'sday 2'nes (Tuesday Tunes). This is an online fiddle lesson program with Calvin himself, that will start on January 9th, 2018 The program will run for 12 weeks; every Tuesday, you will receive an email with a download link that includes:
- 2 instruction videos of 2 tunes (w/ Calvin teaching);
- 2 sets of sheet music (of the tunes) that also come with the chords so your guitar or piano player can play along;
- A hand written simple chord chart for each tune;
- MP3s of the tunes (from Calvin's albums) to hear what they sound like at full tempo;
- Cal Tips - helpful tips on some lessons to help you sound better, know more knowledge, learn new techniques, etc...
You will be learning tunes here, not how to hold the fiddle and other technical aspects however, there will be 'Cal Tips' on some of these aspects. You will learn reels, jigs, waltzes, fox trots, aires, clogs, schottisches, bluegrass, swing and other Calvin style tunes. So if you are a 'novice' or an 'intermediate to advanced' fiddler, these video lessons are for you. Some of the tunes will not be too hard to learn and others will stretch you some, which is what you want in order to get better. You get 2 camera angles, 1 above the fingerboard and a frontal shot to check out the bowing arm. Calvin will play them at full tempo and then they will be digitally slowed down for you to analyze what he's doing at a moderate speed. At the end of the 12 weeks, you will have 24 new tunes in your repertoire. Once the videos, sheet music and mp3s are downloaded in your computer, you have them forever and can always come back to them to refresh your memory.
FYI...If you had to pay $75.00 for a 1 hour private lesson. In that 1 hour lesson, you will possibly learn 2 tunes. In 2'sday 2'nes, each week for 12 weeks you will get 2 video lessons of 2 different tunes, get the sheet music for both tunes and also get the mp3s from Calvin's albums for the unbelievably low price of $20.00/lesson, that's $10.00/ tune. You need to sign up for 3 months in order to get this great deal of $240.00. If you got 12 private lessons at $75.00 a lesson, that would be $900.00, so in reality you're saving $660.00. NB. The saving is even greater at the moment for our foreign friends with the CAD being rather low.
Calvin has chosen tunes from his early compositions in the 1970's right up to his most recent tunes. Dance tunes, contest tunes, fun tunes. You may know the odd tune but there will be a variety of newer and older tunes each week. These will be tunes that everyone can play but you may be stretched on some of them, which is a good thing. Calvin also offers 1 edition teaching Standard Canadian Jam Tunes, that get played most often at Canadian Fiddle Jams. There will be no sheet music for this edition.
This would make a terrific gift for that special someone in your life or for you. The gift that keeps on giving.... each Tuesday will be just like Christmas again as it will be like opening a new present.
We ask that you do not share these files with your friends so they get'em for free. That defeats the purpose of this great deal. We are making this affordable for everyone to participate. Get your friends to sign up so you can learn the same tunes and then play them together at various events & jams. Thank you.