Group Lesson / Modules 1.5-1.10 / August 25, 2020
Alrighty. Thanks for taking part in the first-ever FiddleHed group lesson.
You can view a video replay here.
Feel free to use the comments below to say hi to other FiddleHeds. In the same way that you’re learning the fiddle, we are learning how to teach you in new ways.
How to improve my bowing technique?
Does quality of sound just take a while to come after working out the “how” of doing stuff?
How important would you rank doing all the nitty-gritty instead of looking for new stuff. Do I need more discipline to improve faster, or just go ahead and have fun?
I’d be interested to hear your views on worrying so much about correct posture. Does it matter so much?
Should the primary focus be on learning tunes or learning technique?
How to develop the ability to be able to jump in and play a tune that I don’t know in a jam situation?
When do you put slurs in….which aren’t in the sheet music. I use slurs to aid speed but it often sounds wrong.
I’m not learning note reading yet but why are some dots solid black and others are white in the center?
How to play double stops?
How do you play harmony?
What strings do you use?
What is an intermediate level player?
Relaxing routine in D Major
Use this to warm up, or even as a second practice in the evening.
Breathe and stretch
Open string notes / D drone
- quarter notes
- throw-away bow
- tucka, loud and soft
- Little lift, light pressure
- quarter notes
- Tremolo scale
More of these exercises: Call-and-response Central
Play an easy tune
- This gives you confidence before doing more challenging things. As my student Fiona said, “It makes you feel like a fiddler.”
Let me know what you think of the Relaxing Warmup Routine in a comment.