Shuffles and other Fiddling Off Beat Tricks
Maybe the first difference you can hear between a real fiddler and a violinist playing a fiddle tune is the accent on the off beat. By the way, Liz Carroll produced an album titled On the Off Beat, which is a playfully clever title. I begin teaching my students about this not long after they play Bilem Cabbage … Read more
Googling Fiddle Blog
When I Googled fiddle blog a while back to see how my site was ranked, I could not find it even in 20 pages. There were any number of sites that were totally inappropriate to “fiddle blog”. Why was my site not listed? It occurred to me that I would make it easier for Google to identify my site as a fiddle … Read more
Memorizing Music on Fiddle
You often hear the advice that we should sing our tunes to memorize them. I would say this advice is ignorable and dismissed by most students, who do not like to sing, even by themselves.
I use a simple process to memorize tunes. And I teach this to my students. It seems they will not do this drill unless I seriously … Read more