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Folk Fiddle Vs. Classical Violin Techniques

After reading John Dipper's article on the relation between classical violin and folk playing I...
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Studying Classical & Folk Technique is Beneficial

I teach both Classical violin and folk violin, and I notice that there is a widely held...
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How To Practice Without Sheetmusic

One of the biggest challenges of learning to play folk fiddle is working out how to practise. It...
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Learning the Fiddle

Many people consider fiddle to be something anyone can do if they can play the violin. However,...

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  • Louise Askew Central Fareham, PO16 Gold Member

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    I am a friendly, enthusiastic and engaging music teacher and professional musician. I have 10 years of teaching experience of all ages and abilities.
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    I'm a Professional Freelance Musician from Northern Ireland with the majority of my work being performance based. I'm a classically trained musician although I also enjoy performing popular music.
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    My lessons aim to educate, inspire and enthuse adults and children about the joys of music and playing a musical instrument. I am a professional musicians with expertise in a variety of genres and instruments.
  • John Dipper Salisbury, SP1 Gold Member

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    I've been teaching for over 17 years, and my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm combine to make me a much sought-after tutor. I regularly teach at the University of Newcastle, Goldsmiths and the University of Limerick on the BA and MA courses.
  • Anna Jackson Hexham, NE46

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    I have been working as a professional violin teacher and performer for the last 8 years. I love teaching, and learn so much from my students. I aim to make lessons fun and enjoyable, as well as insisting my students work hard!
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    I'm a composer, multi-instrumentalist and a graduate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I'm an experienced teacher of violin, music theory and composition.
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  • Folk Fiddle Vs. Classical Violin Techniques Editor's Pick

    Paul Keeler Folk Fiddle Teacher (Norwich) Picture After reading John Dipper's article on the relation between classical violin and folk playing I found myself thinking more about this and how it related to my experience as a classically trained folk player and teacher. I feel lucky to have had the chance to start learning when I was young, and...
  • Learning By Ear

    Folk Fiddle Teacher (Glasgow) Picture In 2015 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to California to take part in classes with fiddle tutors from across the world at Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp. The tutors included fiddle players from Scotland, Ireland and Sweden as well as specialists in American fiddle...
  • Studying Classical & Folk Technique is Beneficial Editor's Pick

    John Dipper Folk Fiddle Teacher (Salisbury) Picture I teach both Classical violin and folk violin, and I notice that there is a widely held misconception that traditional and folk fiddle playing is a totally different - almost an unrelated and substantially inferior technique. It is often assumed by musicians approaching folk music having...

 

  • How To Practice Without Sheetmusic

    Alison Rowley Folk Fiddle Teacher (Bristol) Picture One of the biggest challenges of learning to play folk fiddle is working out how to practise. It is all to easy to treat 'practise time' as an epic tune-playing session, where you rattle off all the tunes you can think of. This is undoubtedly helpful for solidifying your repertoire, but...
  • Useful Materials For Learning Folk Fiddle

    Folk Fiddle Teacher (Coventry) Picture With so many books on folk music out there, it can be daunting choosing which one to go for. Here are a few suggestions that I use regularly with my students. The Caledonian Companion (Hardie Press) - This is an excellent book if you are interested in Scots Fiddle Music. Not just a tune book,...
  • Why Folk Fiddle? Editor's Pick

    Folk Fiddle Teacher (Manchester) Picture There's a widespread belief that folk fiddle is at the opposite end of the spectrum to classical violin in terms of technique, style, and pedagogy. However, being a hybrid musician and taking on folk fiddle as well as classical violin can be highly beneficial. Aural skills Due to the majority...