For me at least you need to watch and listen to how other fiddlers do it. Just by watching you can learn a lot..thats how I did it. Just watching and listening. Good lord, if you don't watch and listen..how you doing to do it anyway. Jerry
Northeastern Scottish fiddlers represented by recordings, video, or other people playing their tunes on Youtube: Hector MacAndrew, Ron Gonnella, Alastair Hardie. "The Northeast style is elegant and classically influenced, with roots in the bothy. The original home of the strathspey, these tunes were characterized by staccato and the use of the Scotch snap, as well as the arrow stroke (also known as the driven bow). google.com/webhp?source=search...ap+bowing Arrow stroke demonstrated here: youtube.com/watch?v=0pOEF5lyLQE
Also Matthew Lawrence and Paul Anderson. The latter has a lot of videos on YouTube. There are dozens of MacAndrew recordings on Tobar an Dualchais. A lot of Tom Anderson (Aly Bain's teacher) there too, but he's definitely not Northeast!