Make a recording of your playing, and email or mail it to me along with any questions
you may have–I’ll review it and send you recorded and/or written suggestions by mail
or email to help you.
Free introductory online lesson via Skype or Sightspeed.
Transcriptions and Recordings
Is there a great tune on one of your CDs that seems too hard to learn? Or a tune
you know the title of but don’t know how to find music or a recording of it? Ask
about having a written transcription of the tune, or a recording at a moderate pace,
phrase by phrase, so that you can learn the tune.
You can even request that a tunelearning page be made for your tune. This would
result in a page with sheet music marked out in phrases, and a virtual mp3 player
with matching recordings of the phrases, plus a recording of the full tune to play
along with once you learn the phrases.
Play in tune, and in all keys
The Finger Finder is a slide rule that allows you to look up keys or key signatures
and find the fingering for the violin. Cards are available for first, second and
third position, and for viola. You can also use it to learn scales and arpeggios,
patterns which are found throughout fiddle tunes.
For a photo and description, and to order a Finger Finder, see the entry in the store.