VSS 2021 Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Each of the tutors has provided a multi-level video tutorial, teaching you a tune of their choice. The tunes are in accessible key signatures and work at a steady pace. There is more challenge available with added bowing, ornamentation and increasing the speed (where appropriate) to provide more of a challenge for experienced players.

There are also additional video tutorials aimed directly at both Level 1 and Level 4 players to meet their more specific requirements. Have a go at any you fancy, and all video tutorials will be available for six months following the Virtual Summer School 2021.

Click on the link for each video to access a page with the notation, audio files and link to all of the videos for each tutorial.

Video Tips – for getting the most out of your video tutorials.

Multi-level Videos

Kevin Lees: The Young Fiddler
Build your own unique style from scratch.
Focusing firstly on learning a new tune, then adding bowing, ornaments and stylistic elements to your heart’s content.

Grace Smith: Andro
Bring dance-ability to your playing with this Breton tune.

Melissa Whitehead: Alick C. McGregor
Are 4 part reels really as long as they look?

Stewart Hardy: Much Ado About Nothing
A big jig in G – 3 parts of joyful resonance making this a cracking tune for ceilidhs and sessions.

Level 1

Grace Smith: Three Sheepskins
A short and intriguing traditional melody in the Lydian mode

Level 4

Kevin Lees: Polska from Delsbo
The Slangpolska in C major to keep you on your toes.

VSS Big Tune

Learn our Big Tune! Use the video tutorial along with the notation to learn the Big Tune in advance. There will also be the chance to attend a live workshop on the tune (Saturday at 16:45) and we will play it together during the Session on Sunday (17:00 – 18:30).

In advanceLearn the Big Tune – notation, audio and a video tutorial are provided in advance
Saturday 16:45 – 17:30Live Workshop – learn the basics of the tune in a short Zoom workshop with Stewart.
Sunday 17:00 – 18:30 VSS 2021 Session – play the tune together.