Fiddle Instruction

Reading Fiddle Tab Explained

How to Read Fiddle Tab Made Easy

If you are going to read fiddle tab, or violin tablature, know this: it’s so easy a six year old child can learn the basics in five minutes. I know this because I have seen it in the teaching studio again and again.

Shortnin Bread or Bilem Cabbage Down are two very good first fiddle tunes. I used Read more

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Fiddle Instruction in Homeschooling

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

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Crank Up the Fiddle Coach

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

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