Andrew Finn Magill

is creating music education materials for American fiddle styles

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Basic

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$2
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At this tier you get access to:

-My practice journal - see what I'm working on.

-Private YouTube playlists for listening and ear training. These are added to and updated monthly.

-Patreon community - ability to trade messages, suggest materials and connect with others.

Pictured above:
Kenny Baker - legendary fiddle player who played with Bill Monroe and whose smooth fiddling style has influenced every bluegrass fiddler to come after him.
  • Daily Practice Journal
  • Private community

Basic Extra

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$5
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TIER PERKS:

Informational PDFs about a range of topics (famous oldtime fiddlers, "tuneologies" of tunes)

Sheet music of fiddle tunes and recording references.
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PLUS: everything else offered at the basic level:

-My practice journal - see what I'm working on.

-Private YouTube playlists for listening and ear training. These are added to and updated monthly.

-Patreon community - ability to trade messages, suggest materials and connect with others.

Pictured above:
Vassar Clements - one of the greatest fiddlers of all time who was able to merge bluegrass and an amazing jazz sensibility into his signature fiddling style.

  • Daily Practice Journal
  • Private community
  • Sheet Music of Fiddletunes
  • Downloadable PDFs about fiddlers, fiddling, and fiddle styles
  • Complete post archive

Medium

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$10
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TIER PERKS:

Transcriptions of solos/performances in bluegrass, swing, and oldtime.
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PLUS: everything else offered at the Basic Extra level:

-My practice journal - see what I'm working on.

-Private YouTube playlists for listening and ear training. These are added to and updated monthly.

-Patreon community - ability to trade messages, suggest materials and connect with others.

-Informational PDFs about a range of topics (famous oldtime fiddlers, "tuneologies" of tunes)

-Sheet music of fiddle tunes 

Pictured above:
Tommy Jarrell - One of the most influential oldtime fiddlers of the twentieth century, Tommy canonized the round peak fiddle style of Mt Airy, North Carolina and his repertoire and bowing techniques have in many ways become synonymous with traditional Southern fiddling.
  • Musical transcriptions of solos & performances
  • Sheet Music of Fiddletunes
  • Downloadable PDFs about fiddlers, fiddling, and fiddle styles
  • Complete post archive
  • Private community
  • Daily Practice Journal

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About Andrew Finn Magill

Hi, my name is Finn and I'm a professional fiddler. I grew up learning from some of the best fiddlers in traditional Irish music, swing, and old-time at The Swannanoa Gathering. In the last few years, I have focused my career mostly on American bluegrass & oldtime, Irish music, jazz and Brazilian choro. You can see samples of each on my YouTube channel.

Why Patreon?

I have been teaching at fiddle camps like Swannanoa mentioned above (the Kaufman KampMontanaRocky Mountain, among many more) for 15+ years and along this time period I have had dozens of private students.

With the popularity of online learning, I realized that the many materials I have created for these fiddle camps and for my students could be available to any student who wants them through a platform like Patreon. 

I believe that folk traditions are about sharing. The music needs to be shared between musicians both when played and when taught. This is the only way these traditions survive from one generation to another so I'm creating a Patreon platform to share everything I've learned from my teachers & mentors with those who are interested. 

By being a patron on this platform, not only will you get access to the various materials I have already created and will create (including but not limited to interactive hyperlink-filled PDFs, YouTube private playlists for listening/ear training, backing tracks on guitar, mp3s of tunes played slowly, sheet music, solo transcriptions, solo analyses, and more), you can even decide what materials you'd like to see me create by suggesting an idea on my Patreon page.

Patreon is simply the best subscription content service for music education. Period.

Thank you for being (or considering being) a part of this community :)
Goals
$26.67 of $600 per month
When I reach $600 I will upgrade my music notation software Finale to Finale Pro to create even more ambitious expanded sheet music for you all!
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