Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More free violin sheet music

Added more free sheet music. Check it out!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fiddlerman's International Halloween Group Youtube Project

Parts are now available for the Fiddlerman's International Halloween Group Youtube Project Download them as soon as possible and begin working on the project so you can be part of this memorable project. Visit the link for more details and examples of previous projects.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fiddlerman's own member "ftufc" otherwise known as Fred has begun production of his own "The Slipper™"shoulder-rest.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

International Bile Em Cabbage Down Group Youtube Project. Get involved and be a part of a great video to share with your friends. MORE DETAILS HERE

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Learn to play Raglan Road on the Violin "On Raglan Road" is a well-known Irish song from a poem written by Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh named after Raglan Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin. In the poem the poet, walking on a "quiet street", recalls a love affair he had with a young woman. He knew he would risk being hurt if he initiated a relationship, but went ahead anyway. The free sheet music for this piece can be found on

Friday, April 13, 2012

The click track for Fiddlerman's International He's a Pirate Group Youtube Project is finally available. Please visit this link and get involved. This should be loads of fun.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Learn to play "Star of the County Down" on the violin or fiddle

From the video of my daughter Joanna and I playing "Star of the County Down"
Find the free sheet music for this piece on this page:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You can win a CVA500 viola

If you are interested in learning viola why not take a chance and enter the competition. Just make a promotional video and follow all the rules for the competition found on the news page of

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Vibrato for Dummies - For Violin and Viola

When attempting to vibrate for the first time or when relearning vibrato the right way, start on the E string with the 1st or 2nd finger until you feel secure.
Apply the fingertip to the fingerboard without pressing too hard and keep your finger round and errect. Apply more pressure on the left side of your finger tips.
Pull back with your hold hand and arm keeping your wrist straight (arm vibrato) so that the finger joints straighten out somewhat.
Bring your hand and arm back to the original position.
Do this repetitively until you feel that the motion is becoming natural and pick up the tempo progressively. Try to have a smooth, even, and consistent motion.
When you have mastered the vibrato on the 1st and 2nd fingers add the 3rd and 4th but don’t switch strings until you feel comfortable with your motion.
The lower the string the harder it becomes to vibrate because of the angle of your fingers. Keep your arm under the violin and not too much to the left. This will bring your fingers closer to the strings.

See the below video and for more tutorials visit


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sheet music for Vispolska by Klas-Göran Wahlgren

Download, print and play the Swedish folk duet for two violins called "Vispolska" written by Klas-Göran Wahlgren

Friday, January 20, 2012

D'Addario Pro-Arté Strings

Great strings at great prices. Daddario's Pro-Arté
Not as powerful and bright as my favorite "Zyex" but warmer and pleasant.
Could be preferred for on certain instruments depending your instruments characteristics and your needs and desires.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fiddlerman's International Youtube project, "He's A Pirate"

All interested violinists and violists are welcome to learn the parts arranged and available on Some time in the beginning of March (deadline not decided) members will record themselves individually using a click-track provided by Fiddlerman to create a memorable international youtube video of "He's a Pirate". Download the appropriate part or all the parts and learn them as well as you can.

See more details here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Motivation to practice

One of the very best motivations to practice is SEEING your instrument. Those who keep it in a case are not as liable to practice if they have 10 minutes of free time before leaving. Or waiting for the guests to arrive.

Check out all these cool violin hangers.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Check out all the new products that I added to
Instruments among other things.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Learn to Play Lux Aeterna on the Violin

After receiving a few requests I made this video on playing Lux Aeterna on the violin. At first I felt as though the piece was not well suited to being played solo. However, after looking at it I changed my mind and came to the conclusion that it will make a great etude for fourth finger strengthening. It also helps with coordination between the left and right hands. Practice the sixteenth notes slowly and keep the fingers close to the string. Try to hear the first part in your head while playing the 16ths for better rhythm. This piece is also perfect to play if you have a loop pedal or effect box. ENJOY!!!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Strad Violin vs Modern Violins

Check out the results of a competition comparing great modern new fiddles to Stradivarius. You may be surprised :-)

Read all about it here.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My new store

Check out my new store:
D'Addario 4/4 Violin Sets
Fiddlermans favorite strings ---> Zyex Violin Set list price $88.75 - $31.99
Kaplan Golden Spiral E list price $8 ->$3.99
Helicore Violin Set list price $77.75 ->$26.99
Prelude Violin Set list price $32 ->$12.99
Pro-Arté Violin Set list price $56 ->$20.99