How to Have the Fiddler’s Loose Wrist
The secret of the fiddler’s loose wrist is…the fingers! When you gain flexibility in your fingers holding the bow, the wrist must also become flexible.
There are two exercises recommended by violin instructors for achieving this. That is, teachers use one or the other of the two, usually not both. Recently, Lauren Rioux demonstrated the one I don’t … Read more
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
Daniel Coyle and Fiddling
As I prepare for going to the Mike Block String Camp, I have one recommendation for summer reading to leave with you. I’m about 2/3rds the way through The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle, and I’m getting so much out of it, I have to write this now.
If you are…
in a band or hope to be someday,… Read more