Fiddle For Dummies Resource Center

This audio and video resource center is an interactive addition to Fiddle For Dummies, with bonus material created to help you better understand the concepts and techniques from the book. You can navigate to your desired video clip and audio track by viewing a chapter, then selecting individual clips or tracks in the content menu.

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Tracks 44-62
Tracks 63-85
Tracks 86-100

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Introduction | Ch 1 | Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5 | Ch 6 | Ch 8 | Ch 9 | Ch 10 | Ch 11 | Ch 12 | Ch 13 | Ch 14 | Ch 15 | Ch 17 | More on Fiddles

Introduction

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Chapter 1: Getting Ready to Become a Fiddle Player

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Chapter 2: Selecting the Right Instrument and Accessories

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Chapter 3: Tuning, Rosining, and Taking Care of Your Fiddle

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Chapter 4: Holding the Fiddle and Bow

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Chapter 5: Building a Musical Bow Stroke Sound

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Chapter 6: Working with the Left Hand

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Chapter 8: Keeping Rhythm in a Fiddle Tune

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Chapter 9: Starting Easy with Basic Fiddle Tunes

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Chapter 10: Getting into Trickier Fiddlin’

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Chapter 11: Developing the Irish Fiddle Style

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Chapter 12: Scottish-Style Fiddling

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Chapter 13: Fiddling to Old-T ime Music

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Chapter 14: Learning Bluegrass Fiddle

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Chapter 15: Shifting, Vibrato, and Double-Stops

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Chapter 17: Improvising and Playing Electric Fiddle

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Tips to Improve Your Sound with Various Fiddle Techniques
How to Use Your Arm When Playing the Fiddle
How to Use Your Index Finger When Playing the Fiddle
How to Apply Musical Intervals on the Fiddle
How to Keep Your Knuckles Up to Play the Fiddle
How to Move the Bow on the Fiddle
Left Hand Thumb and Wrist Position for Playing the Fiddle
How to Hold the Fiddle
How to Play Scottish Jigs on the Fiddle
How to Play Accents in Irish Music on the Fiddle
How to Slide on the Fiddle
10 Great Fiddle Players You Need to Hear
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