fiddle tunes

Power to the Fiddle Tune List

Getting the Most out of Your Fiddle Tune List

My first fiddle tune list was stored in my fiddle case. It listed the tunes I could play. My intention was to have the list handy when meeting new musicians to play fiddle tunes with. There were not a great many tunes on the list, maybe three dozen at most.

In those early days of fiddling … Read more

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Florida Folk Festival at White Springs

The Florida Folk Festival Experience

This visit to the Florida Folk Festival is the first time I have gone with the intention of writing about it. I thought before I left that this would influence my experience, and it has.

Some of the less pleasant things that occurred have an emotional distance they might not have had. And the pleasant events are slightly magnified because Read more

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Reading Fiddle Tab Explained

How to Read Fiddle Tab Made Easy

If you are going to read fiddle tab, or violin tablature, know this: it’s so easy a six year old child can learn the basics in five minutes. I know this because I have seen it in the teaching studio again and again.

Shortnin Bread or Bilem Cabbage Down are two very good first fiddle tunes. I used Read more

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