About this course

David's main focus is on the style of the Québécois tradition. Learn the ornaments, foot-tapping, bowings, tunings, great tunes, and how to make it swing and be danceable. The praise of a dancefloor is what David sees as the highest mark of a traditional fiddler.

With wonderful energy and good structure, David breaks down the tunes into small pieces and guides you through the bowings, what to emphasize, and where to put those fingers. He teaches tunes in different keys and tunings.

The level of the course is medium to advanced.

Filmed by: François Beauséjour
Edited and mixed by: Jens Linell

About the Fiddle

The fiddle, also known as the violin, has a long and rich history that can be traced back to the 16th century in Italy. The instrument was originally designed to be played in orchestras and other classical music settings. However, it soon became popular in folk music traditions around the world, including in regions such as Ireland, Scotland, the Nordic countries, and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. The fiddle's popularity in these traditions can be attributed to its versatility and ability to convey emotion and tell stories through music. Today, the fiddle remains a beloved instrument in many genres of music, including folk, country, and bluegrass, and is appreciated for its beautiful sound and ability to evoke strong emotions in listeners.
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About David Boulanger

Being truly passionate about Québec traditional music, and wanting to share his knowledge about it, he carries a unique repertoire that one can hear wherever David goes.  
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David Boulanger

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