Fiddler Magazine - Spring 2018

Publisher: Fiddler Magazine
Category: Education, Music
Language: English
Frequency : Quarterly
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Founded in 1994, Fiddler Magazine is an informative, educational, and entertaining resource for fiddlers, accompanists, and appreciative listeners. Each quarterly issue (+/- 55 pages each) features a variety of different styles of fiddling, as well as plenty of other articles and columns. Regular columns include: Bluegrass Fiddling, “The Practicing Fiddler,” Fiddle Tune History, On Improvisation, Irish Fiddling, Scottish Fiddling, and reviews of CDs, books, and DVDs. Each issue also includes transcriptions of several tunes.

Spring 2018 features include The Fiddling of Bob Wills; Henry Ford: A Penchant for Fiddling; Bluegrass Fiddler Mike Barnett; Bluegrass in Schools; Maine's Fiddle-icious Orchestra; Remembering Fletcher Bright. Regular columns include the "Fiddle-toon" (cartoon); Notes on Learning; On Improvisation: Riffs, Riffs, and More Riffs; Waltzes & Airs; Jody's Column: Clark Kessinger; The Practicing Fiddler: Double Stops; Scottish Fiddling with Pete Clark: A Wee Dram; The Hidden Note: A Tale of Two Ditties; Irish Fiddling: Bowing the Humble Jig; The Intrepid Fiddler: Music from the Fires; Bluegrass Fiddling: Getting Started; Reviews. In addition to musical examples, 11 tunes are transcribed and many have audio links: "Smith's Reel," transcribed by Stacy Phillips as played by Bob Wills; "Osage Stomp," transcribed by Stacy Phillips as played by Bob Wills; "That Brownskin Gal," transcribed by Stacy Phillips as played by Bob Wills; "Fiddle-icious Polka," by Don Roy; "The Love of My Life," by Jay Ungar; "Josh and I," transcribed by Jody Stecher as played by Clark Kessinger; "Arkansas Traveler," as played by Fletcher Bright; "Whisky Glen," by Roddy Matthews; "Toss the Feathers," transcribed by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh as played by Tommy Peoples and Paul O'Shaughnessy; "The Humours of Lisheen," transcribed by Dan Accardi as played by Denis Murphy; "Oyfun Pripitchik" (By the Hearth), by Mark Warshawsky, transcribed by Gus Garelick.

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