AcuTab Publications has announced the release of their newest Instructional DVD – Jim Van Cleve – Become a More Complete Fiddler.
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.
Jim has become a sought-after Nashville session player and one of the most admired fiddlers in bluegrass. In this DVD 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.