Spaniard in Shanghai learning fiddle and whistle
So I am Spanish, Celtic music lover, currently playing the fiddle, Irish flute and the metal irish whistles. I have always played by ear and learned by myself participating in sessions and so on, but now I come to realize that I can do way better if I bothered to actively learn how to play properly but….since my time is limited(Online Chinese teacher, two kids, you can imagine) I want to ask the masters for advice on few matters:
1. I tend to get stuck on the fast tunes cause of my bowing being all over the place(never had a teacher showing me how to do it). What free online resources are there(YouTube videos, apps, whatever ) to learn how to bow properly?
2. what are the easiest 10 to 20 tunes, slow and fast ones would you advice me to learn to get a session’s mood up? In both the fiddle and the Irish flute/whistle. If you know 40 DO NOT be shy, I’ll appreciate it more than you think.
3. Are there any apps that can help me learn/practice the fiddle and Irish Flute? I am using tunepal which is superb.
4. Are there any free online ACTIVE(not passive videos etc) resources where a 40 years old spanish torero like me can join to learn? When I say active I mean, some teachers teaching online for free to many students for the sake of spreading Celtic music perhaps.
I might sound like a cheap bastard but the truth is, I would love to have a budget and pay to learn, though that’s not happening in my current situation here in Shanghai, one of the most expensive cities on earth, on my list though to go to Ireland and Scotland to take classes.
Any advice super appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance