Have Fiddle, Will Travel ... To Camps!

How to Choose a Fiddle Camp A huge part of fiddle tune culture is attending a camp, making like-listening friends and learning tunes together. There are so many camps to choose from, but with a little sleuthing, you can find the ideal environment for your learning style. Let’s start out by...

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​A Pep Talk, Peppered with Practice Tips

The start of the school year and a new season is right around the corner, and I’m thinking of ways to remind students of why they love this instrument. We need to harness the love and let it guide our daily practice. This can be difficult coming off of summer camps and informal schedules. Let me...

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​How To Practice Efficiently and Effectively

- even if you don’t have a teacher guiding you. WHAT should you practice? It’s kind of a silly question, but it’s the most important. I mean, there are SO. MANY. THINGS. You could practice; new material, old material, technical facility, foundational building blocks like scales and arpeggios,...

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Can You Sing It?

I’m a firm believer of the ‘if you can sing it, you can play it’ mentality when it comes to ear training. Correctly singing a phrase, or the entire tune, before you attempt to put your hands on the notes saves valuable practice time, which promotes efficient learning and good muscle...

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