Monday, May 30, 2011


Fiddlermans latest video - DETACHE

Pure detache is a form of bowing in which you play non-accented even notes. In order to achieve a good detache you need to train your finger tips to be flexible and to follow the hand in the same way as a paint brush flows on a surface. Practice changing bow direction while hearing as little of the bow change as possible. 

Detache sec is a strong accented bowing. Petit detache is a short accented bowing usually played at the tip. Grand detache is a strong and full, long accented bowing. Detache simply means detached.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Make sure your name is on the list. FREE VIOLIN GIVE AWAY

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Finger and hand vibrato on the violin

Watch Fiddlermans latest video on finger and hand vibrato.

Finger vibrato is very useful when playing 16th notes that need color.
It is a combination of wrist and finger, back and forth quick motion. It is important to allow the first and second finger joint to be flexible, curve, and straighten.  Your finger tip should roll back and forth smoothly and evenly. Vibratos should vary in speed, width and intensity depending on the type of music being performed and desired flexibility. Apply more weight to the left side of your left hand fingers for better strength and angles.

Friday, May 20, 2011

New sheet music on Fiddlermans SHEET MUSIC page

New sheet music on Fiddlermans SHEET MUSIC page
Now a days - you can find fantastic sheet music for free made available to us by public domain copyright laws. You may download, copy and print any of the free violin sheet music on Fiddlermans site. The files are in PDF format which means that you need a program such as Adobe Reader or Preview (Mac) to view and print. To download, right click on the file and choose Save Linked File to ” ” and choose your favorite location.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Learn to play jazz on the violin or fiddle

When practicing scales for jazz, do not play even eighth notes. “Swing” the eighth notes by playing the 1st eighth as 2 tied triplets and the next as the following triplet in a beat.
The importance of playing scales on an instrument can be compared to lifting weights for a human body. Become so familiar with the scales that you do not need to think. Practice them in both directions and different tempos.
Check out fiddlerman's new free jazz scales and studies.
More to come soon.