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So Long Old Pal

A few days after Christmas, I said goodbye to Kitty. What can I say? Best Cat Ever. Every pet owner thinks that and they’re all right. The days leading up to his passing were anxious because his condition was so uncertain. He stopped eating. The vet thought it might be pneumonia, but after an array … Continued

How to remember fiddle tunes

As you continue on your fiddle journey, you’ll learn more and more tunes. Yay. But some problems might arise.  You know the names for tunes you’ve learned but can’t remember how they go. You can’t remember what certain tunes are called.  You know you’ve learned a bunch of tunes but can’t remember the name or … Continued

Don’t Give Up!

Did you know that everyone who has ever played the fiddle has felt doubt at one point or another? Every person who has tried to play an instrument (or to complete a challenging project) has thought, “I have so far to go. I don’t think I’m going to make it.”  Why do some people make … Continued

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – EDM Fiddle version!

Here’s a jolly electro-fiddle dance version of this classic fiddle tune performed by Kitty The Fiddling Kat. Filmed in San Francisco at the famous Tom And Jerry House along with other locations in Noe Valley.     If you want to learn how to play it, I teach it in this video: Santa Claus Is Comin’ … Continued

Joy To The World of Transposition!

Joy to the World is an amazing melody. It’s also a great tool for practicing transposition. That’s because the melody fits exactly within a one-octave range. In this lesson, I’m going to show you how to play it in all twelve keys! So the cool thing is, once you can play this in D major, … Continued

Dealing With Frustration

Lately, we’ve had a problem with the menus crashing. We’ve tried all different fixes to no avail. Once we see the menus are down, we can reset them. So I guess it could be worse. But overall it’s a pretty major problem with the website that is still haunting us. In addition to feeling frustrated, … Continued
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