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.
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
Do all fiddlers read music notation? No. Do all violinists read fiddle tab? No. Why not? Many fiddlers are on the way to reading music notation. But, violinists, the ones I’ve met, profess distain for fiddle tab. Maybe it’s ego, maybe it’s just laziness. They don’t want to learn it. Even when I tell them a six year … Read more
To understand what Royce Burt does and how it makes average student violins sound like professional instruments, you must learn about graduation. The top and back plates of the violin have a contoured change in thickness. This change is called the graduation. Royce Burt regraduates run-of-the-mill
instruments to make them sound as good as the best fiddles.