Celtic Fiddle Play by Ear - intermediate

Celtic Fiddle Play by Ear - intermediate

Course Information

Online, 05/08/2021, 18:00
Start Date: 05/08/2021
End Date:09/09/2021
Days: THU
Location: Online
Duration: 6 Weeks
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 19:30
Code: CXT1CF1I1
Type: Part Time
Fees: £230

About the Course

The Intermediate course, also a 6 week course, has been designed to follow on from the Beginners course, and teaches students more advanced techniques to provide their playing with a richer sound.  
Like the Beginners course, students learn 4 ‘shape your sound’ decoration techniques and apply these techniques to 12 tunes, which are a mix of slow to fast paced.  The tunes have been specifically chosen to help develop the 4 ‘shape your sound’ decoration techniques and provide students with a ready repertoire for joining in a Celtic music session. Every second week, in addition to the video classes is a ‘live’ Q&A session focussed on the two-week period.  Students can ask questions and receive feedback on their playing technique if time permits. In the last two weeks of the course, there is a review of the 4 ‘shape your sound’ decoration techniques covered in the course plus the final ‘live’ Q&A session in week 6. The ‘live’ Q&A sessions also provide an opportunity for everyone to play together as if they were in a ‘live’ Celtic music session.

The Intermediate course ‘live’ Q&As offer students enrolled in the Intermediate courses across different colleges in the same time zone the option to  attend the same “live’ Q&A.  Attending students have the opportunity to hear questions from a wider range of students and this, itself, can generate further questions from which everyone participating on the call will benefit.

Some basic materials will be supplied throughout the course but you may need to purchase further specialist materials.
Materials requirements: Students require their own violin, bow and accessories e.g. shoulder rest, rosin and also a device (phone, tablet or computer) with internet connection.

Why study at Cambridge Regional College?
Cambridge Regional College facilitates a sense of community online, the online classes become a hub for fun and enjoyment.

Recruitment - if we do not recruit to our target numbers we may need to merge courses on different dates. You may defer to the next course or request a refund.  Please refer to the Adult Course Guide for information on refunds.


You could progress onto the Celtic Fiddle Play by Ear advanced course at Cambridge Regional College which further builds on the skills developed in the Celtic Fiddle Play by Ear Intermediate course.
The Celtic Fiddle Play by Ear Advanced course will be available towards the middle of 2022.
And if you are interested in starting your own band or even some recording with friends, there is a very handy course called ‘Introduction to Music Audio Recording, Editing, Mixing and Production.

Entry Requirements

This course suits both students who have completed the beginner’s course as well as established players or those players who are interested in exploring the genre of Celtic fiddle.


Feedback is offered on homework submitted during the course and also during the fortnightly Q&A feedback sessions.  Students will also be invited to submit questions via email and these questions will be answered.
Students, for an additional fee included in our pricing, can sign up for either priority coaching on the group calls, or 1:1 coaching calls for a more personalised experience.
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC – If you need any additional support, speak to your tutor for further information how we can help you achieve your goals.

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