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The Kerry Polka, Part 1: Major Scales

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Celtic Fiddle with Emerald Rae.
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Learn to play the fiddle from scratch using traditional Scottish and Irish melodies. With essential techniques for both hands.
 
 
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Emerald walks you through the melody and bowing of the first (A) part of “The Kerry Polka” in this video.

 
 
 
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The Kerry Polka  
 
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The Kerry Polka, Part 1: Major Scales
The Kerry Polka, Part 1: Major Scales
 

You’ll learn your first Celtic tune (“The Kerry Polka”) and your first scales in this lesson. “The Kerry Polka” is in the key of D major, a common fiddle-tune key, so Emerald starts by showing you a D major scale (the notes you’ll use to play in the key of D) on the D and A strings and how you can use the same fingering on the bottom two strings (G and D) to play a G major scale and the same fingering on the top two strings (A and E) to play an A major scale.


 
 
 
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