Here are the notes from our November fiddling workshop. We talked about starting out with playing simple slow notes in the background, and progressing to rhythmic accompaniment, licks, solos, and harmonies. We also covered big picture approach issues, including playing like you mean it, not stepping on the soloist, playing with feeling, and listening for […]
I am totally stoked for this weekend because I have the opportunity to be the opening act for The April Verch Band this Sunday night at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, CO. April Verch is one of the top Canadian Fiddlers, and she’s a heck of a stepdancer too. I am sure that you will […]
The Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Championships will be featured on WNIN public radio and WNIN.org. Wednesday November 17th at 7:00PM CST. Listen in and enjoy the great music, and you might even catch yourself on the air. Listen Life online at: http://wnin.org/listenlive Respond to the Facebook Event invite: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129322680458136 Posted via email from […]
This TED talk is brilliant. It discusses how talented creative people who don’t fit the traditional school mold are stifled and often crushed in our current educational environment. I is funny, smart, and touching.
Bobby Taylor, West Virginia fiddler plays Durang’s Hornpipe with some amazing bouncing bow work! Recorded at the Western Open Fiddle Contest. Posted via email from Vi Wickam’s posterous
Bobby Taylor and his amazing bow acrobatics, playing the old time fiddle tune, Redbird. Posted via email from Vi Wickam’s posterous
West Virginia fiddler, Bobby Taylor, plays Boil The Cabbage Down at the Western Open Fiddling Championships in Red Bluff, CA.
Avoiding Injuries: If it hurts, stop playing. Try to be relaxed in your approach and posture. Warming up: Warmup before you play every time. I also warmup when I wakeup in the morning. Stretching After: Stretch after you play every time. I also stretch before I go to bed at night. Warmups, Stretching, and Excercises […]
What: November $5 Fiddling Workshop When: Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:00 PM Price: $5.00 per person Where: Magnolia Music Studio 210 W Magnolia Street (northwest corner of Magnolia and Mason) Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 481-8661 Topic: Playing in a Band—Licks, Fills, Rhythm, and what not to play. Teacher: Vi Wickam – Champion Fiddler—970-430-6381 Admission […]
What: October $5 Fiddling Workshop When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:00 PM Price: $5.00 per person Where: Magnolia Music Studio 210 W Magnolia Street (northwest corner of Magnolia and Mason) Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 481-8661 Topic: Warmups, Stretching and Excercises—Take care of your body while you are making music. Teacher: Vi Wickam – Champion […]