Do Fiddlers Need Organization?

Rules to excel at what you do
Fiddlers can use these rules, too. Rules are a form of organization.

This is about how I organize my fiddling life. I just began a new SkillShare program on organization. I believe it will encompass more than one course and ask for something to be posted once or twice during the time of the workshop. The first course is in Productivity System. As I get … Read more

Marketing Fiddle Music

Marketing fiddle music is a challenge anywhere. In some areas it might be especially difficult because it’s a genre that is not standardized or commercialized.

Sarah Whitney, violinist with her violin
Sarah Whitney, violinist

Mike Block String Camp faculty member Sarah Whitney offered a workshop on marketing your music. She is a very able violinist in the Sybarite5 ensemble. The presentation she gave on marketing fiddle music distilled what she’s learned … Read more

Back Up Fiddling tips

Playing Back Up Fiddle in a Band

Back up fiddling in a band
Many chances to play back up fiddle in this band.

Compare back up fiddling to guitar player/singers who are learning their music. Most often they start with three chords, G, C and D. Many songs can be sung with strumming accompaniment using only those three chords.

The guitar playing backs up the singing, creating a frame of sound … Read more