November $5 Fiddle Workshop – Playing in a Band

What: November $5 Fiddling Workshop

When: Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:00 PM

Price: $5.00 per person

Where: Magnolia Music Studio
210 W Magnolia Street (northwest corner of Magnolia and Mason)
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 481-8661

Topic: Playing in a Band—Licks, Fills, Rhythm, and what not to play.

Teacher: Vi Wickam – Champion Fiddler—970-430-6381

Admission is $5 All proceeds after covering our costs will go to The Growing Project Fort Collins.

I hope to see you all there!


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July $5 Fiddle Workshop – Contest Fiddling


Thursday July 22, 6:00PM


Magnolia Music
210 Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO

Topic: Contest Fiddling – Bring a song or three, and learn what it takes to be successful playing in fiddle contests, from two fiddlers who have been competing in and judging fiddle contests for years.

Teachers: Vi Wickam/Cody Stadelmaier – Champion Fiddlers—970-430-6381

Admission: $5 All proceeds after covering our costs will go to COTFA (Colorado Oldtime Fiddlers Association.)


Cross-Tuning – Workshop Notes

Here are my notes from the Cross-Tuned fiddle workshop. It has some recommendations for things to consider when you are wanting to cross-tune your fiddle. I also have listed some of the more common Alternate Violin Tunings. If you have additional tuning, please feel free to add them in the comments section.

I also have included sheet music to Midnight on the Water by Luke Thomasson. The music is just the basic melody. Below, you will also find a YouTube video of me playing Midnight on the water.

Cross-Tuned Fiddling Notes

Twin Fiddling – Workshop Notes

Here are my notes from the twin fiddle workshop. It has some general rules to consider when playing twin fiddle, as well as a very basic arrangement of Boil The Cabbage Down as triple fiddle, and Who’s Gonna Talk to Dinah as a twin arrangement I did based on hearing Junior Marriott play it with Alita Stoneking at the Grand Lake National fiddle contest.

Twin Fiddling Notes

Practical Music Theory – Workshop Notes

I have posted the notes that I handed out at the Practical Music Theory fiddle workshop. If you are wanting to learn a little bit about music theory, the reference sheet below has some good basic info (of course, we marked them up in the class with all sorts of other notes.)

Practical Music Theory