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Squeaks and Squawks

Posted by bj on Monday, April 14, 2008

I play other instruments, I write songs, I've never had a problem picking up an instrument, ANY instrument, and making some okay noise with it. Until I picked up the fiddle, the one instrument I've always wanted to play and never got around to until recently. I think the dang thing is getting even with me for waiting so long, I swear.

And my teacher has potatoes coming outta my ears, as well as going in.

2 comments on “Squeaks and Squawks”

fiddlepogo Says:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @2:51:34 PM

Hint: Squeaks often means the string is not getting enough contact or pressure from the bow, or maybe there is not enough rosin, or not grabby enough rosin. Squawks means you are pressing too hard with the bow, or allowing the weight of the bow to fall on a string in an uncontrolled way. The challenge is finding that place in the middle- not too hard, not too soft, but just right! Goldilocks probably would have done great as a fiddler! ;^)