My MBSC

My Experience of the Mike Block String Camp

When I applied to the MBSC Apprentice Track (AT) of the Mike Block String Camp, I really did not know what to expect. All I knew was that the music experience was learning-by-ear based.

That turned out to be so true. There were no charts or sheet music anywhere. Everyone relied on recording the session with Read more

The Old Five String Fiddle

Get Out the Five String (Fiddle)

Getting out the old five-string means five string fiddle now. The strings give it the potential for both violin and viola. I believe that if you’ve had experience playing viola, the five string will make more sense than if you have only played violin or fiddle. It combines the tuning of the viola and the violin. It implies both. … Read more

Mike Block String Camp

Fiddle Faculty Questions at Mike Block String Camp

This July I will be driving over to Vero Beach to attend the Mike Block String Camp. It starts on the 9th and runs to the 14th, Bastille day! I am seriously pumped about this. The last string camp I attended was the Mark O’Connor event and also one in Texarkana the same month. And that was … Read more