Category Archives: News and fun

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More string players of today should listen to singers past and present

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Strad: The great string players of the past embodied the ‘singing’ style that signifies their relationship with vocalists of the time. Why can’t today’s stars capture the same atmosphere, asks Tully Potter. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Underground Special airs February 19th on PBS

Join the forum discussion on this post Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series that shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) Earth. Bluegrass Underground emanates from the Volcano Room, … Continue reading

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Guitarist performs on the world’s last playable Stradivarius guitar, made in 1679

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom GuitarPlayer.com: The name Stradivari is typically associated with violins, violas and cellos. The instruments made by the celebrated Italian family in the 17th and 18th centuries are among the most rare and coveted … Continue reading

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Yamaha Releases Exciting New Electric Violin

BRAVO Yamaha, Yamaha introduces their newest and most affordable electric violin at the NAMM show. We at Fiddlershop were very impressed with both what we saw and heard. Introducing the four string YEV104 and five string YEV105. These instruments are the … Continue reading

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Rare violin used to record ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack stolen

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom ABC 7 New San Francisco: SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The search is on for a rare violin that was stolen out of a car in San Francisco last week. The violin is worthy … Continue reading

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Fiddlerman’s 2015 Group Christmas Project – War Is Over – Happy Christmas

Here is the result of this years Christmas Project and the details for the project below that. Please join us for the 2015 Fiddlerman Group Christmas Project We will be playing, “War is Over, Happy Christmas” The deadline for your submissions is … Continue reading

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New record set for world’s most expensive violin bow

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Violin Channel: Beares Auctions, London has announced a new world record for the most expensive violin bow ever sold in history at auction. The silver and ebony mounted violin bow, made by … Continue reading

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Choosing Strings for your Instrument

Choosing Strings for your Instrument Great strings do not react equally well on all instruments.  While it is good to follow advice for choosing the strings that you think will suit your playing needs, style and instrument but don’t be … Continue reading

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Meet “ Schaick” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum

Schaick from the, Fiddler Talk forum tells answers some questions for our interview.
I was born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1955. Dad was a high school and college football coach so we moved around a lot, Wilmington College, Yale University, IU and Northwestern. The only time IU went to the Rose Bowl was when we were there. Dad coached offensive backfield and then later at Northwestern was the offensive coordinator. Continue reading

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Portland ‘Master’ violin maker to be honored with tribute album

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom MPBN News / Maine Public Broadcasting: Local Jonathan Cooper is one of only about a hundred violin makers in the U.S. who are considered “masters.” He’s known not only for the sound of … Continue reading

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