About this course

Here you will have the possibility to study Scottish traditional fiddle music with an amazing teacher that is warm, sharing, and funny. Adam goes deep into the music and devotes several videos to technical aspects of the style he is teaching, with videos on "Left-hand Ornaments", "Burrels", and "Creative Practicing" to name a few.

Adam teaches a variety of tunes from the Loch Ness area as well as some of his own and explains the style in detail. This is your chance to start playing some great Scottish traditional music.

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About Adam Sutherland

As a teacher, Adam has been described as “highly empathic, warm, encouraging and – incredibly – often believing himself to be hilarious.” 
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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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