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Playing Technique

Fiddle Bowing: Learn fiddle bowing basics: The parts, tightening, rosin, the grip, the stroke, bow pressure
Jim Burke

Getting the Fiddler's Accent: Answers to: “How can I get a fiddly sound?”  “What's the difference between classical and fiddle?”
Beverley Conrad

Mel Bay's Fiddle Sessions: How to Begin Fiddling Scandinavian Style
Carl Rahkonen

Musical Styles: Violin styles across the centuries around the world.
Wikipedia

Pinkie Fiddle Techniques: A plan of action for learning to use the pinkie.
Elan Chalford

Regional Styles in Irish Fiddling: An Article from Caoimhín Mac Aoidh
Irish Fiddle

String Pedagogy Notebook: History, care, anatomy and technique.
Michael Hopkins

Structure in Irish Tunes: Structural study of traditional fiddle music.
Devachan Music

World Fiddle Music: Audio and Video clips and tips on various fiddle styles.
Jim Dorans


Bluegrass/Country

Traditional Bluegrass Music: Basic Instrumental Techniques For The Bluegrass Instruments
Rick Townend


Celtic

Chord Scales: Chord Scales and accompanying Irish dance music.
Han Speek

Guide to Modal Harmony: The modal system of traditional Irish and Scottish music.
Standing Stones

Highland Fiddle Style: Distinctive stylistic features and functions of Highland fiddle music.
Scotlands Music

Listening to and Backing Celtic Music: A lesson in playing celtic music and jamming etiquette.
Tom Hanway

Shetland Fiddle Style : Distinctive stylistic features and functions of Shetland fiddle music.
Scotlands Music

World Fiddle Music: Audio and Video clips and tips on various fiddle styles.
Jim Dorans


Exercises/Warmups

7 Exercises To Improve Your Bowing: A collection of exercises I designed to improve all aspects of bowing technique.
John Boulware

Fiddle Lesson Notes and Songs: Exercises, scales and songs for fiddle practice.
Michele Determan

Learn to Play Fiddle: Physical warm-ups for the hands and mind.
Marc Capuano


Gypsy/Klezmer

Learn Gypsy Fiddle: Discussion and advice on learning gypsy fiddle.
Laura Targett


Swing/Jazz

Jazz Handbook: Free resource is great for jazz fans and students of all levels.
Jamey Aebersold

Learn Jazz Fiddle: Techniques behind jazz and blues fiddle.
Chris Haigh

The Blues: The blues put the blue in bluegrass. So here's the lowdown. It will be an overview.
Mike Perry

World Fiddle Music: Audio and Video clips and tips on various fiddle styles.
Jim Dorans


Technical Training

A Good Start: A long-time English-style fiddle player's cribsheet for the beginning fiddle player
Gavin Atkin

Advanced Bowing Tips and Tricks: A few pointers to stretch the limits of your music by subtle advanced adjustments of technique
John Boulware

Bow Pressure: Learn how to apply and control bow pressure
Jim Burke

Bowing: Volume and Tone Pointers: A lesson on increasing your volume and tone without changing your playing style.
John Boulware

Fiddle Lesson in Hammer-on's and Pull-off's: A toolbox of drills for hammer-on's and pull-off's.
Elan Chalford

Learn to Play Fiddle: Vibrato, glissando and double stop techniques.
Marc Capuano

Mel Bay's Fiddle Sessions: Great examples of glissando (sliding or note bending).
Paul Anastasio

Mel Bay's Fiddle Sessions: Leverage and Flexibility: The Keys to Good Bowing
Paul Anastasio

Playing Fiddle: Video lesson series on ornamentation.
David Kaynor

Playing the Violin: Wikipedia article on double stops, vibrato, bowing and plucking.
Wikipedia

The 3-Point Perfect Bow Grip: An article demonstrating a good way to hold the bow in three easy steps.
John Boulware

The Bow Stroke: Learn how to bow your fiddle straight and stay in the
Jim Burke

Using the Bow: Video lesson series on bowing, various styles and techniques.
David Kaynor

Violin Training: Beginner Violin & Fiddle tremolo & vibrato techniques.
Mickey Cochran

World Fiddle Music: Audio and Video clips and tips on various fiddle styles.
Jim Dorans

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