Practice and Tools

Being Creative as a Fiddler

The Creativity Story

You may be  a Creative already and not know it. Or, maybe you feel that you are not creative. Or, you may already revel in your creativity.  No matter. Here’s a story that sheds beau coup light on the subject. At the end of the story I’ll explain the whole allegory. Let’s start with a familiar setting:

An Inventor, a Poet, and

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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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