Like a sprinter placing their feet in the blocks and their hands on the ground, you can do a few things to prepare for playing a tune. On your mark, get set, go…
- Check your posture, breathe and relax the body. Bring awareness to what you’re doing now. 👁
- Visualize how the tune goes. Sing or hum the first little bit. 🗣
- Play the first note. Get a good sound with the bow. Make sure it’s in tune. Do the same for the first few notes. 🎶
Then just dive in.
5 responses to “Three Warmup Steps For Fiddling On A Tune”
Thanks again for a great video! I would like to know where the print/painting of the boy playing fiddle that is on your wall comes from.
It looks like an illustration from a child’s book, I love it!
I like your way better than mine. I always forget about my posture and I usually start by looking at sheet music. I’m making a post-it of your 1-3 tips and placing it on my music stand until I remember each time. Thanks!
The video is 51 seconds long and has distorted, low volume.
I did re-boot my computer and other audio sources work.
audio is now working better. ???
Jason, Thank you for the tips you send out. They are so helpful. I love how easy they are to apply to my fiddling!