Miscellaneous

Fiddle Blog Review

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

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Fiddle Fiddle Ensemble Crushes It

The Power of Fiddle-Fiddle Ensemble

Fiddle and fiddle playing together in an ensemble implies a strong tradition in fiddling known as twin fiddling. There are other possibilities, and current fiddle practice as seen on YouTube shows some possibilities that go beyond twin fiddle. Let’s first take a close look at twin fiddling.

Close harmony characterizes the genre, along with parallel bowing. That’s why it’s … Read more

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Fiddling the Cakewalk

Cakewalk Fiddling that Takes the Cake

You may be using the cakewalk rhythm in your fiddling and not even know it. It’ very distinctive and instantly recognizable. I used to think of it as the Texas bow kick. Then I heard a presentation by Bill Messenger, professor at the Peabody Conservatory. Here is a restatement of his story about the origins of the cakewalk.

It … Read more

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