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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Wood Violin Bow or Carbon Fiber Composite

Decision Factors for Wood or Carbon Fiber Bow

One way to choose a wood bow or a carbon fiber composite bow is to get both. The way the price on carbon fiber bows has dropped, it’s an easier move than you might think.

The first carbon fiber bow I got was about $200. A substantial chunk of change at the time, but less than a … Read more

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