How Fares Fiddling in Homeschools?
Are homeschoolers getting good fiddle instruction? This question came up in a recent discussion about homeschool music. I researched the question by putting first one term then another into Google. The first was “music education in homeschool” The second was simply “fiddle homeschool.”
Music education in homeschool was first because I wanted the big picture. What part does … Read more
A Long Time Ago
in a Fiddle Studio Far Away
Way back when, I used to publish a monthly newsletter, Fiddle Tech Notes. For three or more years, I wrote an article on one aspect of fiddling every month, printed it, and sent it out by postal mail.
Monetarily, it was a break even scheme. The great benefit was the writing I got done, … Read more
Bilem Cabbage Down is a favorite tune, both for fiddlers and for audiences. It has that instant recognition, “Okay! this is a hoedown!”
Most fiddlers will play some variations when performing, but few play a distinct A part and B part.
Yes, there is a B part. For a long time I thought no one else played it. I only heard the A part played … Read more