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Learning to play fiddle, not violin!
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Gordon Shumway
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I am coming to think that I need to learn basic "fiddling" as well as classical violin, but there are 100s of fiddle genres (e.g. Blue Ridge, southern Appalachian, Ozark, Western, many Scottish styles, etc.), and no-one, except a dedicated fiddler perhaps, can learn them all, so I have to choose one, or identify the basis to all fiddle playing - certain bowing rhythms, modes, etc.

(I've mentioned Western Swing before, more than once, so I guess I need to plump for that and stick with it, or learn what it shares with other styles)

Anyone know some good resources a beginner can use?

Andrew

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Andrew.. 

this link has been helpful

https://www.mne.psu.edu/lamanc.....tunes.html

also..

Paul Kirk at old time central.

https://oldtime-central.com/pa.....-the-week/

Paul has an email address on there somewhere.  He also does Skype lessons and has a youtube weekly tune he posts. he includes history for each tune he post and what tuning you should use.  Then plays through like youd hear it in a jam.

Dan Levenson.  does Skype lessons and has some GREAT fiddle and clawhammer books with audio available on Amazon or melbay.com

https://www.clawdan.com/

for a 20/month paid subscription Chad Manning at pegheadnation.com is great.  Almost feels like a live lesson honestly.   includes sheet music and a download play along track.  bruce molsky also has a course there but for starters the Chad Manning might be worth a look.  you can add additional courses for another 10.00

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