Practice and Tools

Fiddle Tuning: Rough or Fine

Rough Tuning and Fine Tuning Your Fiddle

When you get a fiddle almost in tune, that was seriously out of tune, by moving the pegs, that’s rough tuning. To go from there to exactly in tune, that results from fine tuning. A fiddle might be acceptable to play when rough tuned, but for certainty and ease of playing, you need to fine tune Read more

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Learn Fiddle Tips–Little Book of Talent

Five Crushing Tips for Learning Fiddle

The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle, was published in 2009 and became a New York Times best seller. I remember reading it and talking it up with my students and colleagues as tips to learn fiddle. It revealed the concept of deep practice. And related that deep practice to “hotbeds” of talent development.

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Top Fiddle Tunes in Your List

Your Fiddle Tune Repertory

How you choose your fiddle tunes can be very personal, or it may be a matter of necessity. I still recommend to my students that they choose tunes that are well known for at least 80% of their fiddle tune repertory. Below is an explanation of my current…

Favorite Fiddle Tunes and Why I Keep Coming Back to Them

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