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Royce Burt Fiddle Tone Improver

How Royce Burt Enhances an Old Fiddle

To understand what Royce Burt does and how it makes average student violins sound like professional instruments, you must learn about graduation. The top and back plates of the violin have a contoured change in thickness. This change is called the graduation. Royce Burt regraduates run-of-the-mill

instruments to make them sound as good as the best fiddles.

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Reading Fiddle Music

 Reading Music when You Play the Fiddle

In traditional violin pedagogy reading music is taught right along with learning to play the violin. Books like Tune a Day, String Builder, and All for Strings show the open strings on the music staff first. They have the student play these open strings while looking at the chart for when to change from one string … Read more

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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

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