2'sday 2'nes

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:
  1. 2 instruction videos of 2 tunes (w/ Calvin teaching);
  2. 2 sets of sheet music (of the tunes) that also come with the chords so your guitar or piano player can play along;
  3. A hand written simple chord chart for each tune;
  4. MP3s of the tunes (from Calvin's albums) to hear what they sound like at full tempo;
  5. 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.

2018 Edition Options

The new 2018 2'sday 2'nes editions will start on January 9th, 2018 and run until March 27th, 2018. 12 weeks = 24 tunes

Levels are broken down into 4 groups: 

Novice/Intermediate (NOV/INT)  /  Intermediate (INT)  /  Intermediate/Advanced (INT/ADV)  /  Advanced (ADV)

Click on 'Read More' within each level for the Tune List.

NB: You can still sign up after January 9th if you've arrived here late. We will catch you up with the the rest of the fiddlers immediately and then on the following Tuesday, you will receive that week's lesson, so it's never too late. 

ALL EDITIONS ARE ON SALE UNTIL DECEMBER 1, 2017!
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Novice/Intermediate

NOV/INT ~ Edition #2 - 2018 (Cal Tunes)
  • NOV/INT ~ Edition #2 - 2018 (Cal Tunes)
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NOV/INT Edition #2 - 2018 Tune List

  1. My New Brunswick Fiddling Friends
  2. Lefty's Centennial Waltz
  3. Alton Craig
  4. The Old Carlton Trail
  5. Bedtime Lullaby
  6. Jammin' in my Jammies
  7. Marilyn Gillespie Waltz
  8. La Galope À Ray Bazinet
  9. Eleanor Townsend's Memorial March
  10. Ellen's Waltz
  11. JCT Two Step
  12. The Real World
  13. Loretta Fitzpatrick March
  14. Min Fogal's Waltz
  15. Birch Hills
  16. Riel Aubichon's Country
  17. A Bundle of Joy
  18. A September Mourning
  19. Angela's Waltz
  20. A Country Rich
  21. Byron & Lillian
  22. Compliments to Willie Hunter
  23. Skin Boy Rag
  24. 2'sday 2'nes 2 Step
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NOV/INT ~ Edition #1 - 2017 (Cal Tunes)
  • NOV/INT ~ Edition #1 - 2017 (Cal Tunes)
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NOV/INT Edition #1 - 2017 Tune List

  1. Fiddle Dee, Diddle Dee (Reel)
  2. Harvest Calypso (2-Step)
  3. Dining Hall Jig
  4. A Waltz for Andy & Wilma (Waltz)
  5. Emma Lake Air (Aire)
  6. Hope Slide (Fox Trot/Swing)
  7. Uncle Louis' Schottische
  8. Maurice Billette Reel
  9. Cracklin' Fire 2-Step
  10. Klipper's Jig
  11. Franceene's Waltz
  12. Misty Mountain Air (Aire)
  13. Country Nights (Shuffle)
  14. Bunnyville Hop (Schottische)
  15. Mo & Me
  16. Hey Dude (2-Step)
  17. Cats & the Fiddle (Jig)
  18. Yvette Carriere Waltz
  19. Isobel & Sandra (Fox Trot/Swing)
  20. Red Bluff Tex (Reel)
  21. Whitehorse 2-Step
  22. Dum De Di De Diddily Doo (Jig)
  23. A Rose for Bob (Waltz)
  24. Swingin' Bill Reid (Fox Trot/Swing)
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Intermediate

INT - Edition #2 - 2018 (Cal Tunes)
  • INT - Edition #2 - 2018 (Cal Tunes)
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INT ~ Edition #2 - 2018 Tune List

  1. Jiggin' Two Step
  2. Prairie Hoedown
  3. Fern Lalonde's Reel
  4. La belle maman
  5. Claude Huard Reel
  6. Henry Henderson's Hornpipe
  7. Morin Farm Jig
  8. Sunshine Waltz
  9. North Saskatchewan River
  10. Joyce's Country
  11. Clarence & Simone
  12. Dancin' in Cabin 9
  13. Jimmy the Compère
  14. Penman Swing
  15. Elk Point
  16. Waltz of Joyce Montgomery
  17. Canadian Military March
  18. Hope
  19. Prince George Jig
  20. Auntie Lily
  21. The Fiddle Roosters
  22. Snowbird Swing
  23. Fiddlin' in the Park
  24. Mon oncle Paul

INT - Edition #2

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INT - Edition #3 - 2018 (Standard Jam Tunes)
  • INT - Edition #3 - 2018 (Standard Jam Tunes)
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INT - Edition #3 2018 - Jam Tunes List

  1. Peek a Boo Waltz
  2. Chinese Breakdown
  3. Log Drivers Waltz
  4. Redwing
  5. Black Velvet Waltz
  6. Whelans Breakdown
  7. Rosebud of Avondale
  8. Maple Sugar
  9. Red Headed Fiddlers Waltz
  10. Smash the Window
  11. You are my Sunshine
  12. Crooked Stovepipe
  13. Scotland the Brave
  14. Silver & Gold 2 Step
  15. The Old Red Barn
  16. Florence Killen's Waltz
  17. Pats Country
  18. Soldier's Joy
  19. Joys of Quebec
  20. Cock of the North
  21. Westphalia Waltz
  22. Jimmy's Favorite Jig
  23. Road to Boston
  24. Faded Love
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INT - Edition #1 - 2016 (Cal Tunes)
  • INT - Edition #1 - 2016 (Cal Tunes)
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INT Edition #1 - 2016 Tune List

  1. A Waltz for VI
  2. My Other Brother Gary Schottische
  3. Diamond Jubilee (Jig)
  4. Grandpa Bayne Reel
  5. John & Vicki's Two Step
  6. The Country Phair (Shuffle)
  7. Robert & Shirley's Waltz
  8. Laurier Sauve Reel
  9. Frank & Julie's Waltz
  10. Okema Swing
  11. Frontier Fiddler's Jig
  12. Meleskie's Polka
  13. Cowboy Lullaby (Aire)
  14. Cheverie's Reverie (Reel)
  15. Len Grace Jig
  16. Curtis & Ivan's Two Step
  17. Jimmy Walker Two Step
  18. The Dancing Rose (Waltz)
  19. Pete's Country Classic (Country Shuffle)
  20. Landing Pad Polka
  21. Reel Les Bles d'Or
  22. Mist Over Cape Smokey (Aire)
  23. Colette's Country (Shuffle)
  24. Wabamun Breakdown
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Intermediate/Advanced

INT/ADV ~ Edition #2 - 2018 (Cal Tunes)
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INT/ADV Edition #2 - 2018 Tune List

  1. Festival Place Breakdown
  2. Chuck Joyce Waltz
  3. Big Dipper Jig
  4. Golden Gould
  5. Linda Hudson Hornpipe
  6. Dennis Alexander's Violin
  7. Masters March West
  8. Jessica
  9. Emma Lake Polka
  10. Sandy's Garden Waltz
  11. Sunnyside Schottische
  12. Canadian Grand Master's
  13. Jiggin' at the OK Corral
  14. Ferrel's Fancy
  15. Chirps & Williams
  16. Stephen Harper Country
  17. Robert Vallee Waltz
  18. Helen & Doug's Jig
  19. Gilbert & Kay Anderson's
  20. Frank & Julie's Waltz
  21. Fiddles of the World
  22. Walkin' the Dog
  23. Fiddle River
  24. Cagey Cajun
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INT/ADV ~ Edition #3 - 2018 (Metis Style Tunes)
  • INT/ADV ~ Edition #3 - 2018 (Metis Style Tunes)
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INT/ADV Edition #3 - 2018 Tune List

  1. Gilbert Anderson's Roadsong
  2. Victor's 39th
  3. Jonah's 1st Change
  4. Old Reel of 8
  5. Tear Drop Waltz
  6. Reel of the Metis
  7. Red River Jig
  8. Jimmy Calihoo's Favorite
  9. Lady Do-Si-Do
  10. Drops of Brandy
  11. Bb Waltz
  12. Zachareel
  13. Whiskey Before Breakfast
  14. Pete & Lawrence's Duck Dance
  15. Haste to the Wedding
  16. Rod's Favorite Reel
  17. Devil's Waltz
  18. Gilbert's Duck Dance
  19. Richard Calihoo's Duck Dance
  20. John Guy Reel
  21. Romeo's 1st Change
  22. Arcandsaw Traveler
  23. Indian Summer
  24. Reel of the Buffalo
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INT/ADV ~ Edition #1 - 2017 (Cal Tunes)
  • INT/ADV ~ Edition #1 - 2017 (Cal Tunes)
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If you are a higher intermediate/advanced player, you'll be able to learn all of these tunes. You will be stretched on some of the tunes but that's what makes a better player.

INT/ADV ~ Edition #1 - 2017 Tune List

  1. Claude Brown Reel
  2. Beans & Bingo Polka Two Step
  3. Harrington Valley 2 Step
  4. Greg Henry the 6/8th (Jig)
  5. Daria (Waltz)
  6. A Papa's Love (Aire)
  7. Salute to Ray Brisson (Fox Trot/Swing)
  8. Bazurka (Clog)
  9. José McKay (Reel)
  10. My Other Brother Darrell Polka
  11. Delorey's (2-Step)
  12. Les Tourbillons (Jig)
  13. Joclyn's Waltz
  14. My 3 Treasures (Aire)
  15. Peace River Valley (Fox Trot/Swing)
  16. Laverne Hummel Special (Hoedown)
  17. Marcel Arpin (2-Step)
  18. 5 Weeks of Good Beer (Jig)
  19. Greta's Rose (Waltz)
  20. A September Mourning (Aire)
  21. Cool Cat Clifford (Fox Trot/Swing)
  22. Breakdown of August 27th
  23. Lionel Gilbertson's Waltz
  24. Iron Horse Trail (Fox Trot/Swing)
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ADVANCED

ADV - Edition #1 - 2018 (Cal Tunes)
  • ADV - Edition #1 - 2018 (Cal Tunes)
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ADV Edition #1 - 2018 Tune List

  1. Galloping Itch Jig
  2. Alex Macdonald Of Creignish
  3. Roy Warhurst Breakdown
  4. Blue Heron Country
  5. Canada's 150th BPJ
  6. Joclyn's Waltz
  7. Breakdown of August 27th
  8. Fallen Soldiers
  9. Bonjour comment ca va
  10. Liz & Jamie's 50th
  11. Minnie's Clog
  12. Calvin's Trip to CB
  13. Duheme's
  14. Swingin' George Brothers
  15. Little John McNeil
  16. Would You Waltz With Me?
  17. Frantic Frenchman
  18. A Mother's Lament
  19. Ivor Scollay's Jig
  20. Compliments to Senator Hubley
  21. Waltz of Joyce Montgomery
  22. Harvey & Jo
  23. Fly in the Puddin'
  24. Unclogged
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Testimonials from 2016

The no pressure, learn at your own rate, is a nice change from the overload we sometimes run into with other learning formats. (Bob & Rose H.)

I think you did a great job. I enjoyed it very much and always look forward to Tuesday's. (Lorraine A.)

The course itself was great. I like the way you made yourself available for comments and questions. (Michelle D.)

I think the way you have presented the music has been ideal for me. (Linda B.)

I like very much this kind of fiddle music. This course is for me very helpful and relaxing to play the fiddle, i hope that this course start again after this session. (Peter L.)

 
The course was very good,I still have a bit of a problem with my bowing on the fast tunes but with practice I'm sure that will come. I have been recommending this course!! (S. Mason)

I was very impressed with the course, new tunes, new approach to harmony.  (R. Croteau)

I really like the aspect of having all this saved on my computer so that I can go back to it when I do have the time. Love being able to play the lesson video over as many times as needed. (D. Hicks)

I have nothing but positive comments to make about this experience. I looked forward to waking up Tuesday mornings and opening the 2 tunes as well as the Cal Tips. Calvin I was totally impressed with how you presented this course. I do not read music fast so I was able to play the tunes better by watching and listening to them. As a last resort, if I could not figure out what I was hearing or looking at on the screen I would resort to the written music. This is a great way to learn without going to a teacher. (G. Geisbrecht)

Testaments

Calvin's tunes have become standards in fiddler's repertoires everywhere (read some endorsements below). For example, at the 2017 Canadian Grand Masters Competition held in Valleyfield Quebec, there were 33 contestants and 36 times you heard a Calvin tune.  At the 2017 annual fiddle contest in Pembroke ON, 68 times we heard a Calvin tune. These competitors range in age from 7 to well into their 80s; Calvin's tunes appeal to all. The list of champions that have played Calvin tunes in their performances since the 1980's include:
 
Natalie MacMaster Donnell Leahy Mark Sullivan Louis Schryer Patti Lamoureux James Steele Daniel Gervais
Paul Lemelin April Verch Tommy Fitzgerald Sedra Bistodeau Jacie Sites Julie Fitzgerald Richard Wood
John Arcand Andre Brunet Yvon Cuillerier Troy MacGillivray Randy Foster Tyler Vollrath Mike Sanyshyn
Robbie Dagenais Dan Stacey Rodney Krip Adam Johnson Jane Cory Kyle Charron Robbie Dagenais
Matthew Johnson Bob Montgomery JP Cormier Denis Brisson Braden Gates Taylor Buckley Adam Johnson

Endorsements

Louis Schryer (4x CGM Fiddle Champion – Quebec) ~ "Calvin's compositions and playing has influenced and inspired fiddlers from across Canada. I have learned, played and taught Calvin tunes for decades and they are nothing but great fun and always have the groove that will make your foot tap, or just make you want to dance. His compositions cross the spectrum from beginner to advanced and challenges the wicked that wants to step it up a notch. Calvin has, and still to this day, had a huge impact in the fiddle scene, simply exemplary!"---Louis Schryer


Patti Kusturok (3x CGM Fiddle Champion – Manitoba) ~  "As a competition fiddler, I played a lot of Calvin Vollrath tunes over the years. As a fiddle teacher, I teach a lot of his tunes today. Whether the student needs something real old timey, something a little bit funky, or something that's already a fiddle classic, I can always find something from Calvin's catalogue that's sure to please."---Patti Kusturok
 
Mark Sullivan (3x CGM Fiddle Champion – British Columbia) ~ “Vollrath tunes have become standard for any Canadian fiddler.  The tunes are catchy, full of musical value, and knee deep in tradition.  If you want tunes for a fun jam, group harmony fun, or tunes that will take your playing to the next level, then make sure you add some Calvin tunes to your repertoire.  In the long list of tunes you will find a fit for any level of player and no matter your genre of interest, the musicality will speak to you.”---Mark Sullivan
 
April Verch (1997 CGM Fiddle Champion - Ontario) ~ “Lots of people are impressed by the number of tunes Calvin has written.  And sure that’s impressive on its own, but I’ll tell you what amazes me…each one is as good as the next!  Calvin writes tunes in a variety of styles and nails it every time.  Some make you dance, some make you cry, some make you remember…but each one of them touches your heart.  They are gems and they are my favourites to play, solo or in a jam session.  If there aren’t a few Calvin tunes in your fiddle repertoire, then it’s just not complete .”---April Verch

James Steele (2013 CGM Fiddle Champion - Saskatchewan) ~ "I love Calvin's tunes for their perfect mix of old time traditional feel and structures, with interesting chord progressions and twists. And no matter what type of melody you are looking for - country swing, airs, waltzes, clogs, schottisches, jigs, reels, two steps - he has them all.”---James Steele
 
Daniel Gervais (2011 CGM Fiddle Champion - Alberta) ~ “Calvin has composed a rich and varied repertoire of tunes that make you want to dance, catchy tunes that you hum or whistle after listening, tunes that tell a story and tunes that travel and are played all over North America and beyond.”                   ---Daniel Gervais
 
Joe Sites (8 time US National Fiddle Champion) and Jacie Sites (US Grand Master Fiddle Champion - Idaho) ~ “We both love Calvin's fiddle music. Calvin's tunes are fun, high energy and full of life! We both have played The Waltz of Joyce Montgomery to win several fiddle contests here in the United States.”          ---Joe & Jacie Sites

Robbie Dagenais (1994 Canadian Open Fiddle Champion - Ontario) ~ “
Calvin’s wide range of self composed tunes can be interesting to all players, from the beginner right through to players that have enjoyed great success in the contest circuit. I have enjoyed success using his tunes throughout my contest career as well as having great fun playing them for many step dancers during my years as a step dance fiddler throughout Ontario. Learning many of his tunes expanded my repertoire and helped to create my own fiddling style.”---Robbie Dagenais

 
Matthew Johnson (2008 Canadian Open Fiddle Champion – Ontario) ~ “I have played many of Calvin's tunes over the years and I'm continuing to hear and learn new ones all the time. He's got a tune for any situation and just about every one of his tunes has something unique to it that not only makes them interesting to listen to, but makes them fun to play, too. I highly recommend any fiddler learn some of Calvin's tunes. You'll want to play them over and over again.”---Matthew Johnson
 
Mike Sanyshyn (Many times BC Fiddle Champion – British Columbia) ~  I've been playing Calvin's compositions for almost 30 years. I have competed and won championships and recorded several of his pieces on 2 of my CD's. In my teachings, several students have won titles courtesy of a Vollrath tune. Calvin's music is unique and has raised the bar in Canadian old time fiddle music.”---Mike Sanyshyn
 
Rodney Krip (Many times Saskatchewan Fiddle Champion - Saskatchewan) ~ “The tunes Calvin composed are incredible compositions with powerful melodies & amazing chord progressions that combined produce memorable pieces of music that have now become classic compositions in the fiddle repertoire across Canada. The power, drive and emotion they emulate produce a lasting impact on both the musician performing it  & the audience listening to it. Keep up these amazing & brilliant compositions, as they now become standards in the Canadian fiddle world leaving a lasting legacy of your musical creations.”---Rodney Krip

Adam Johnson (2x BC Fiddle Champion – British Columbia) ~ “Calvin's tunes: there's something in them for everybody. Whether you like a great dance beat, want to feel the beauty and emotion of his music and style or be sitting on the edge of your chair with jaw dropping amazement and excitement, there is a Calvin song out there with your name on it.. Although Calvin writes tunes in wide a wide style range, many of his songs stay true to the old time feel.”---Adam Johnson
 
Denis Brisson (Senior Fiddle Champion - Ontario) ~ “I have been playing Calvin pieces for a long time in contests and won many times with his tunes and still when we leave to go somewhere you can be sure Calvin’s CDs follow us. Calvin has great tunes and it's a pleasure to listen to them.”                     ---Denis Brisson
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