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A little lesson on Little Lift

The practice of Little Lift will help you to place your left-hand fingers on the fiddle with greater ease. It will also help you to play better in tune and faster. Further learning Continuously alternate between focus on purely physical practice and other things, like scales, tunes, and techniques. This will help you in Overcoming … Continued

Playing an online duet with Jong Madaliday

Super fun to play some back up fiddle with this amazing singer named @jongmadaliday from the Philippines who I found on TikTok 😻. I’m kind of a noob at this, so still totally amazed that with a little bit of effort I was able to collaborate with somebody on the other side of the planet. … Continued

Should I get my bow re-haired?

  Have you been playing for a while and noticed that the hair on your bow has a case of “bed head” and isn’t quite falling into line anymore? Or maybe a bow was gifted to you, but the hair has more gaps than strands. It’s time to get it rehaired! Getting new hair on … Continued

Tune of the week: St Anne’s Reel

Here’s a version of St Anne’s Reel by Aly Bain with Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg.   I teach an original version of this tune in this lesson.

Tune of the week: Fais do do

Here’s a version of Fais do do, lullaby song in french.   I teach an original version of this tune in this lesson.

Tune of the week: Yankee Doodle

Here’s a version of Yankee Doodle by Fife and Drum.   I teach an original version of this tune in this lesson.