I will be playing on KRFC at noon with some of my friends from my Christmas show. Tune in and join the fun during your lunch! Listen online here.
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 Misty. Hear a beautiful version of it by Stephane Grappelli & Michel Petrucciani here.] Hi, I’m Vi Wickam and this is your Quick Tip for myTalentForge.com. What’s your […]
Hi I’m Vi Wickam, and this is today’s [my] Talent Forge Quick Tip of the Week. I have extolled the virtues of focus to you, but have I told you the value of letting your mind wander?! It’s the truth! There is a time for letting your mind wander. There’s a time for daydreaming. There’s […]
I love playing music for weddings, but they are even better when they are held at a beautiful wedding like Chataqua Park near Boulder, CO.
Hi I’m Vi Wickam, and this another Quick Tip! Warm up before you play. Now, you may think, “I’ve been playing for years, I don’t need to warm up to play. I already know how to play those simple scales and simple bowing exercises. Why should I have to warm up?!” Well… you do. Because […]
I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with Tony Ludiker when he was in Colorado Springs earlier this month. It really was a blessing. We got to talk, and hang out, but more importantly we got to make some music together. Here is the first installment of our jam. Special thanks to […]
This two part free fiddle lesson is created for the Suzuki Violin Students attending the Fort Collins Violin Celebration, Suzuki and the Fiddler Workshop. Sheet music will not be provided for this tune because I want you to use your listening skills to learn this tune. Play the melody along with this video […]
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the music of the season. Christmas Carols are very special to me. They evoke heartfelt memories, and emotions. And they are a great way to bring people together. I don’t have any particular tie to Good King Winceslas, except for that it was the first tune that inhabited my head […]
Why Music Should Be Used More Effectively in Education This is a video of me giving my signature talk – Can’t Stop the Music: Why Music Should Be Used More Effectively in Education, at TEDx Fort Collins. If you aren’t familiar with TED Talks, you really need to check TED out. TED is an annual […]
Dinah is such a singable melody. It’s happy and dancy, and it makes me smile. I remember hearing it as a boy being sung by my dad, and played on tenor banjo, but since he isn’t at my house today, I’m playing it solo. 😉 By the way, it’s really hard to play fiddle while […]