Hello fellow fiddlers ?,
I just want to give you a few tips now that you have started these classes with me.
- Practice daily
- Keep playing the new tunes you have learned.
Repetition is good for finger work and bowing.
- Don’t rush the tune.
Learn it very slowly initially and there’s no rush to play it fast until you have perfected all the nuances.
Take your time.
- Stay in tune.
Make sure that your fingers are going down at the proper notes.
Record yourself and listen back – it really helps!
- Hold the bow, not too tight and let your wrist have fluency.
- Try and keep the bow steady to get a nice even tone.
Place it half way between the bridge and fingerboard for full volume.
It is good to record continued long notes, and listen back, in order to achieve this.