Category Archives: Blog

Playing and learning tips for violinists.

Be a part of our FIDDLERMAN CRUISE April 2016

Sailing on the beautiful NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 10-16, 2016 Everyone is welcome! Prices begin at $479.00 plus a $100 event fee, which includes group lessons and jam sessions with Fiddlerman, conference rooms for all special events, onboard and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, News and fun | 2 Comments

Shadow Makers – by Cindy

I love this beautiful photo.  To me it sings of beauty and emotion, not only the visual aspect of the photo, which in itself is dark and mysterious, gleaming with reflected light, but you can almost smell the earthiness of … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

I discourage my students from using a shoulder rest, says violinist Aaron Rosand – The Strad

Only without a shoulder rest can one develop a personal sound that is identifiable, insists the Curtis Institute and Mannes College professor Continue reading

Posted in Blog, News and fun | Comments Off on I discourage my students from using a shoulder rest, says violinist Aaron Rosand – The Strad

Left Handed Violins

Left Handed Violins Though still relatively rare, left handed violins are becoming more common and gaining popularity. Violinists for centuries have been using violins that are held with the left hand and bowed with the right. Great violinists and fiddlers … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, News and fun | Comments Off on Left Handed Violins

Story About a Successful Young Age Violin Performance by Ken

Ken was given a chance to perform at a very young age before knowing what to expect and went for it. Read all about it. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Fiddlerman’s “Addams Family” Virtual Group Halloween 2015 Project

Join the forum discussion on this postFor now our deadline for your submissions is October 12th, 2015 at which time I will begin mixing. I encourage all 1st violin recordings to include one of the 3 other parts as well so that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, News and fun | Comments Off on Fiddlerman’s “Addams Family” Virtual Group Halloween 2015 Project

Anatomy of a “roll” in Irish traditional fiddling – by Jim Dorans

Anatomy of a “roll” in Irish traditional fiddling This may be of use to some of you – what constitutes a ‘roll’ ornament. I often read different explanations of rolls in Irish music, and there are different ways of playing them, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Anatomy of a “roll” in Irish traditional fiddling – by Jim Dorans

Fiddlerman’s House Of The Rising Sun Project

This is the result of the, “House of the Rising Sun” virtual project. For now the deadline for your submissions is July 13th, 2015 at which time I will begin mixing. I encourage all 1st violin recordings to include one of … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, News and fun | Comments Off on Fiddlerman’s House Of The Rising Sun Project

Meet “Bill” a.k.a. “BillyG” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum

Join the forum discussion on this postPlease begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.  Hi, Bill Gunn, a.k.a BillyG here. I am Scottish, born and bred, and currently reside in a small village … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Are Chinese violins junk?

Join the forum discussion on this postThere are many misconceptions about todays Chinese made violins. We at Fiddlershop receive regular phone calls from customers asking if any of our violins are made in China. Hopefully I will be able to … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Are Chinese violins junk?