In this tutorial, we will learn a Scottish reel on the fiddle, a tune which is also very popular in Irish sessions. This reel is called Frank’s reel, and was written by fiddler and tune writer John McCusker.
It is a really fun tune to play with a slightly funky rhythm in the B part, which is worth taking some time to get right.
In this tutorial, I’ll play the whole tune through for you, and then break the tune down slowly, so that you can work out the melody.
This is an intermediate level tutorial, aimed at fiddlers who already have some experience of learning tunes by ear. You may need to repeat sections of the video until you are familiar with how the tune goes.
I hope you enjoy learning to play this Scottish reel on the fiddle.