Practice and Tools

Your Clean Violin

Let’s Celebrate the Clean Violin

If you like the sight of an old violin all caked up with rosin, skip this post. This is about keeping a clean violin that looks good and shows you take good care of it.

Not long ago, one of my students came in to the studio, took out her violin and it looked stunning. It shined like a new … Read more

Continue Reading

Power to the Fiddle Tune List

Getting the Most out of Your Fiddle Tune List

My first fiddle tune list was stored in my fiddle case. It listed the tunes I could play. My intention was to have the list handy when meeting new musicians to play fiddle tunes with. There were not a great many tunes on the list, maybe three dozen at most.

In those early days of fiddling … Read more

Continue Reading

Fiddling with the Culture Code

Daniel Coyle and Fiddling

As I prepare for going to the Mike Block String Camp, I have one recommendation for summer reading to leave with you. I’m about 2/3rds the way through The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle, and I’m getting so much out of it, I have to write this now.

If you are…

in a band or hope to be someday,Read more

Continue Reading