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Welcome to the December – January 2011-2012 issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

In this issue Evan Price from the Hot Club of San Francisco joins The Fiddle Session Jazz Violin Project series, demonstrating his jazz approach to Go Tell Aunt Rhody.  He really delivers a Grappelli vibe. Literally.  Check out his vibrato. This series of explorations began in the April/May issue of Fiddle Sessions.  Refer to that [...]

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The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project: Go Tell Aunt Rhody – #8 Evan Price

By Evan Price In this solo, I made extensive use of ‘neighbor tones’ in order to create the illusion of harmonic motion, of which there is very little in the chords of the tune.  ‘Neighbor tones’ are simply non-chordal notes which surround the chordal notes.  They can belong to the scale which corresponds to the [...]

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Cripple Creek

by Michael Mendelson Cripple Creek as played by Benny Thomason; Transciption by Michael Mendelson. Printable Version  

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The Hard of Hearing Musician – One Woman’s Journey: Part Two

  (continued from the October/November 2011 issue) Interview conducted by Willa Horowitz, Au.D. Tues. Feb. 1, 2011 Wendy Cheng (C): How I hear/play music. Over the years I’ve discovered that I can tell when I’m playing in tune with my teacher if we are playing in unison. Willa Horowitz (H): On the Association of Adult [...]

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Chordal accompaniment part 3: “What do I do with these chords besides droning?”

By Kat Bula If you’ve read the first two installments of this article (“Chords: What To Play When You Don’t Know What to Play” and “How Do I Know Which Chord to Play?”), you should have a pretty good idea about how to figure out which chords go in a song and how to play [...]