The Best Fiddle Hold for Endurance

The Fiddle Hold That Let’s You Play

Three shoulder pads for comfortable fiddle hold
On the left the Mach 1, middle the Kun Voce, right a pad with brand unknown

You may have already seen articles online about how to hold the fiddle. Some seem very strict. The goal is to have a position with your fiddle hold that permits flexibility and power without undue stress and fatigue. That’s not the easiest … Read more

Do Fiddlers Need Organization?

Rules to excel at what you do
Fiddlers can use these rules, too. Rules are a form of organization.

This is about how I organize my fiddling life. I just began a new SkillShare program on organization. I believe it will encompass more than one course and ask for something to be posted once or twice during the time of the workshop. The first course is in Productivity System. As I get … Read more

Marketing Fiddle Music

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.

Sarah Whitney, violinist with her violin
Sarah Whitney, violinist

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