What I’m Practicing Now: October 2021

Hey folks, It’s day 11 of the Fall Practice Challenge 2021! Fiddlers around the world are playing every day for two weeks straight. We help each other by coming together in live zoom meetups. Here’s a summary of stuff I’ve been practicing Technique: –Fifths double stops –A and D pentatonic scales with slur patterns –Slur … Continued

Fun With Pedal Patterns

Here’s something fun you can do on the fiddle.  Alternate between a constant note and other changing notes, always alternating back to open D. This is called a “pedal pattern”.   Here’s a basic pedal pattern: D1-0-2-0-3-0-2-0 . Here’s a variation in which we move down the scale notes and then jump back up: D3-0-2-0-1-0  You can … Continued

Foxhunter’s Jig – Fiddle Raga

Here’s a short performance of an Irish tune called Foxhunter’s Jig – Fiddle Raga. Thanks for reading, and thanks for making music…