I will be judging the 2019 Old Time Fiddlin’ Arizona State Championships in Payson, Arizona. The Payson, Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Contest and Acoustic Celebration is truly a piece of Arizona history. This event has over 49 years of history celebrating the musical heritage of the pioneers of our great state.
I will be judging the Strasburg Hometown Days Fiddle Contest. Registration: 12:00 noon Contest begins: 1:15 p.m. $15 Entry Fee ($12 for Pee Wee) $5 discount for COTFA Members!
This is the first video in a lesson series for the fiddle called Improvising in Fiddle Tunes. Enjoy this FREE lesson, and go to https://www.myTalentForge.com to find the rest of the series’ videos, which will be released once a week. Hi I’m Vi Wickam, and this is the first video in a series of lessons […]
[The song I play at the beginning of this Quick Tip is called Randall’s Hornpipe. from my Fiddle Tune a Day Series.] Hi, I’m Vi Wickam here, with another myTalentForge.com Quick Tip of the Week! This Quick Tip is about sheet music, as the last one was. And one of the new series we are […]
[The song I play at the beginning of this Quick Tip is called Nymrod Hornpipe from my Fiddle Tune a Day Series.] Hi I’m Vi Wickam. And this is another Quick Tip. We’re starting at the end of the Quick Tip world! I’ve got Quick Tips for you today though! This Quick Tip is […]
Find more Quick Tips and lessons by Vi Wickam and other teachers at https://www.myTalentForge.com. [The song I play at the beginning of this Quick Tip is called Lover’s Waltz from my Fiddle Tune a Day Series]. Hi everybody, Vi Wickam here with another myTalentForge Quick Tip of the Week. This Quick Tip is Be Dynamic! […]
Watch Tip #1 of The Violin Hickey here. Hi I’m Vi Wickam and this is your Quick Tip of the Week, from myTalentForge.com. Last week we talked about the dreaded violin hickey. And this week I’m going to give you another tip that is a little less commonly known about how to avoid and deal […]
Hi I’m Vi Wickam, here with myTalentForge.com, and this is a lesson on a twin fiddle part to Faded Love. Faded Love is a classic old-time fiddle tune. It was made popular by Bob Wills Band, and the melody was taken, at least mostly, from an old civil war tune, My Darling Nelly Gray. Here […]
Hi I’m Vi Wickam with myTalentForge.com. Here’s a lesson for you on how to tune your violin or your fiddle- depending on what you call it! Same instrument! Here’s my violin and you can hear that it’s in tune. Learning to tune your instrument is one of those beginning things that is very important. It’s […]
Hi I’m Vi Wickam and here’s a swing tine fiddle lesson for myTalentForge.com! This is one my favorite, old, swing tunes. It’s one called Lady Be Good, or Lady Be Good To Me. When I perform it, I generally will sing it, as well as fiddling it. I’ll put the words in there- maybe I’ll […]