Jim Van Cleve - Become A More Compete Fiddler
Unlock the secrets of improvising in traditional American fiddle styles. 4 hours on 2 DVDs - with printed booklet.

In only ten years as a professional musician, Jim Van Cleve has made quite a name for himself in bluegrass and acoustic music. He’s spent time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, saw his debut solo CD nominated for a Grammy and toured all over the world with Mountain Heart. He’s become a sought-after Nashville session player and one of the most admired fiddlers in bluegrass.
Jim covers many things on these 2 DVDs, but they really break into three sections. After some discussion about early learning experiences, AcuTab’s John Lawless leads Jim through a discussion on improvising and building solos on a number of popular bluegrass standards. Two songs, Banks Of The Ohio and Pretty Polly, are each played and demonstrated in 3 different keys.
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Songs taught include:

  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Banks Of the Ohio
  • Pretty Polly
  • Nature Of The Beast
  • Devil's Courthouse
  • #6 Barn Dance
  • Wheel Hoss

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$50.00 USD
2 DVDs + booklet
Be sure to check out our Ron Stewart fiddle DVD.