Category: Teaching

Lessons and information that do not fall into the fiddle lessons category.

Hand and Finger Positions for Violin

Video 1: Hand and finger positions on a fiddle. One of the keys to playing the fiddle is knowing where to put your fingers. At BGD, I provide both notation and tablature (a numbering system) so that all players will know

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Miscellaneous Quick Tips

Here are helpful videos that may not have found a permanent home yet. How to Change Fiddle Strings: Choosing Fiddle Strings: Wrist Curvature: Hexatonic Scale: Open Guitar Chords: Attaching Media:

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Quick Tips About Vibrato, Shuffles, Ornamentation, etc.

Here are helpful videos that may not have found a permanent home yet. Vibrato Lesson: Favorite Ornaments: Amazing Grace Notes: Nashville / Georgia Shuffle: Tablature for Nashville / Georgia Shuffle Practice “Groundhog” using the Georgia Shuffle “Groundhog” using the Nashville

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Quick Tips About Bows and Bowing

Here are helpful videos that may not have found a permanent home yet. Holding the Fiddle and Bow: Bowing and Timing: Bowing and Timing Practice: Shuffle Bow Location: Bow Pressure: Cleaning the Bow Hair: Rosining the Bow:

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Don’t Fret!

Here at BluegrassDaddy, I endorse the “Don’t Fret” sticker.  This finger position indicator was created by Phil Coonce, who is also a BluegrassDaddy.com subscriber. I highly recommend this sticker for beginners.  “Don’t Fret” stickers come in a variety of sizes,

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