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What keys do you usually fiddle in? 13 Replies

Started by Dave Light. Last reply by Sherrie Hoyer Jun 19, 2013.

Favorite Fiddlers 9 Replies

Started by Lauren K.. Last reply by Sherrie Hoyer Jun 19, 2013.

Fiddler's bow hold? 5 Replies

Started by Frank Coats. Last reply by Sherrie Hoyer Jun 19, 2013.

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Comment by Kevin Keating on January 11, 2014 at 1:28pm
"The Harp and Claymore" by J. Scott Skinner, always a great collection to dig into.
Comment by Fred Telarico on April 7, 2013 at 12:36pm

Hello, I'm new to this site, pretty new to violin/fiddle (now in my 17th month), and wanted to share an event I'm going to be attending next week, on the chance that anyone's interested in the event.

It's the Julian Family Fiddle Camp in Julian, CA (San Diego area).  This will be my first complete camp (I attended one day last Spring after just 5 wks of ever holding a violin - a challenge to say the least, lol).  It's such an incredible event.

I'm hoping, this year, to learn something about Bluegrass phrasing, what makes a Bluegrass fiddle sound the way it does.  If I can just get some experience with that this week, I'll be ecstatic.  And I hope to better my understanding of that through this group as well. 

Comment by Greg Cahill on April 2, 2012 at 11:50am

2012 US National Scottish Fiddling Competition--Register Now. Deadline May 1.

Comment by Maura McElhone on May 22, 2011 at 5:26pm
Les and Patrick, thanks a million for the info! Not too sure where abouts in the Bay I'll be located; all dependent on work! However, definitely checking out the peninsula and am dying to get down to Monterey (I'm a writer too, so it holds alot of appeal for that reason also) so I'm sure I'll make each of these groups at one point or another over the coming months.
Comment by Patrick McGreal on May 22, 2011 at 2:29pm

Hello Maura,

We're a  bit further south down here in Monterey, but if you ever get down to this stretch of coast, we have sessions the first and third Sundays from 3-5 in Seaside.

 

Comment by Les Haddix on May 22, 2011 at 1:17pm
Maura, Welcome to the Bay Area.  If you are going to be close to the South Bay, Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association has an open jam the first Sunday of every month.  Check them out at www.scvfa.org
Comment by Maura McElhone on May 21, 2011 at 3:22pm
Hi all! Irish fiddler here, relocating to the SF Bay area and looking forward to a few wee sessions up there!
Comment by Patrick McGreal on January 27, 2011 at 5:43pm
I use a baroque bow sometimes. It's interesting becase my understanding is that a baroque bow is hel up from the frog in a manner similar to the way a lot of fiddler's hold their bows. Anybody in this group know anything about Metis fiddling?
Comment by Kevin Keating on January 26, 2011 at 7:49pm
So I was wondering if anyone uses a Baroque bow for fiddling.  I do and I actually find it easier to control than the modern bow.  The Baroque bow I use is about 2 inches shorter than a 4/4 modern bow and lighter.  I found I can play with more tension on the hair with much less bouncing in the middle.  It works well for me.
Comment by Les Haddix on August 11, 2010 at 6:21pm
OK, I figured I should join this one too.
 

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