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Welcome to the October – November 2011 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

  We are serving up more entries in The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project series. This time Marty Laster, ace fiddler from New York, enters the fray with three well-thought-out choruses of Go Tell Aunt Rhody.  Beautiful stuff. Matt Glaser is back with a second excerpt from our extended phone conversation with a busy, buzzing, [...]

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The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project: Go Tell Aunt Rhody – #6b Matt Glaser

 by Matt Glaser A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR AND TRANSCRIBER  Matt begins this part of our interview demonstrating how he might ask someone with background in bluegrass fiddle to approach swing violin.   Soon he’s onto other levels of improvisation.   In mid-stream Matt mentions Richard Lieberson, a wonderful guitarist from New York who introduced a [...]

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The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project: Go Tell Aunt Rhody – #7 Marty Laster

by Marty Laster The first break uses the melody and has a minimal amount of chromaticism (notes outside the scales or arpeggios) Bowings are a personal matter, but you may like some of mine. On break #2, I am playing off of the chords, not the melody, and am incorporating more chromaticism, blues and leaping [...]

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[Oct 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
The Hard Of Hearing Musician – One Woman’s Journey: Part One

Interview conducted by Willa Horowitz, Au.D. on Tues. Feb. 1, 2011 I wanted learn how a fiddler/violin player who has been diagnosed as having some hearing impairment as a result of playing his/her instrument dealt with the disability.  My search turned up the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL) and I approached its [...]

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How Do I Know Which Chord to Play? – Part Two

by Kat Bula If you read part one of this series (“Chords: What To Play When You Don’t Know What To Play” –August/September issue of Fiddle Sessions), you should have a general idea of which notes go in a given chord. That’s all fine and well, but how do you know which chord to play [...]