Vi Wickam Featured in April COTFA Newsletter

It is an honor to have one of our members featured in the April Newsletter for the Colorado Old Time Fiddlers’ Association.

The April COTFA Newsletter featured Vi Wickam’s arrangement of Arkansas Traveler, and talked about the $5 Fiddle Workshops that Vi is putting on Monthly at Magnolia Music.

COTFA Newsletter April 2010

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

April Fiddle Workshop – Cross-Tuning

$5 Fiddle Workshops are held monthly at Magnolia Music Studio in Old Town Fort Collins, CO.

Thursday April 15, 7:00PM

Magnolia Music
210 Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO

Topic: Cross-Tuning—Learn to play fiddle in Alternate Tunings.

Teacher: Vi Wickam – Champion Fiddler—970-430-6381
Admission is $5 All proceeds after covering our costs will go to the Growing Project. The Growing Project provides freshly harvested local food to the Larimer County Food Bank.

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Fort Collins Fiddling Workshop

Announcing: 5 Dollar Fiddle Workshops

Date/Time: Thursday January 14, 7:00PM


Magnolia Music
210 Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO

 Topic: Fiddling for Violinists – The basics of fiddling will be covered, including how to start playing by ear, how to start improvising, and how to use sheet music as the recipe for a fiddle tune.

Teacher: Vi Wickam – Champion Fiddler

Admission is $5, and all proceeds after covering our costs will go to the Larimer County Food Bank.

Vi Wickam Joins Magnolia Music Studio

Fort Collins String Quartet Member, Vi Wickam, has joined the Magnolia Music Studio, as their Master Fiddle Teacher.

Magnolia Music Studio is one of Fort Collins’ leading music studios, located in the heart of historic Old Town Fort Collins.