Pattern Exercises

The first couple of months of 2020, my focus was on my bowing, specifically working on keeping my wrist flexible throughout my stoke and extending my arm from the elbow on my down stroke in order to gain more consistency…

Win a Fiddlershop Artist Violin

The Fiddlerman is giving away an Artist Violin Outfit on March 17th. Win a new a brand new Fiddlerman Artist Violin Outfit, including a case, bow, shoulder rest, rosin, polishing cloth and mute. Value: $689. Go to: The Fiddlershop Facebook…

Berber Chinrest

I’ve written about my chinrest before, and I have tried several including the Guarneri, the Flat Flesch, and the Conrad Gotz model 256, all pictured below. While I felt they all had some good qualities, none have been totally satisfying.…

You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling

A book I recommend if you are teaching yourself is Craig Duncan’s You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling. Craig, a member of the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame, has been the featured instrumentalist on over ninety record albums with sales…

Fiddle Support Strap

If you read my post back in December, Tilting My Fiddle, you know that by a lot of experimentation with different chinrests and shoulder rest adjustments, I have positioned my fiddle so it is much more comfortable to play. Not…