Basic Fiddle Care as If It Were a Violin
The source of the fiddle care quotes is Strings Magazine Guide to Common Sense Instrument Care. This is a 32 page booklet I got for $4.95 from Strings Magazine. It was published 1990. Sub Titled, “How to Look After Your Violin (or Viola or Cello) and Bow.”
For the sake of completeness i have included … Read more
Using the Whole Bow for Fiddling
How much bow should I use in fiddling? When do I use the whole bow? Are good questions. It may not come up with a seasoned player who has good bow technique, or even the fiddler who has the questionable habit of choking up on the bow. Let’s consider the possibilities.
First of all, the player who chokes up … Read more
Fiddling a Ballad with Expression and Emotion
When you are fiddling a ballad you want a singing tone with lots of expression and emotion. Think of a few of the ballads you have heard, Faded Love, Maiden’s Prayer, Good Woman’s Love. These are all sentimental songs that fiddlers play, putting in as much sentiment as they can.
These ballads are the American … Read more