Fiddle Lessons Broomfield CO
My Local Music Lessons offers Fiddle Lessons Broomfield CO. My Local Music Lessons has a team of instructors offering convenient in home music lessons programs. First we serve Front Range CO Locations. We make it easy, we come to you! Also our team are all prescreened for excellent credentials, and full background checks. We take the guesswork out of who to hire. Finally, its important to note, that learning to play bluegrass fiddle is different than classical violin. Here is a great article on the differences between Violin and Fiddle at Strings Magazine.
Broomfield CO Fiddle Instructors:
David Williams teaches Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Fiddle and Voice lessons in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville and Broomfield locations. First, David is an Emmy winning songwriter, and has over 80 million hits on youtube. Also, David has extensive experience as a professor at multiple Universities. Subsequently, his resume and list of accolades is simply amazing! David teaches all styles of music and creates custom programs to suit each student’s goals. For more info please see our Instructor Page
Where did the names Violin and Fiddle come from?
The word “violin” comes from the Romance languages (Middle Latin, vitula, meaning “stringed instrument).” The word “fiddle” supposedly comes from the Germanic languages, but it may also have come from the same Middle Latin word. “Violin” was adopted by the Italians, “fiddle” by the English.
What is a Bow made of?
First, the violin bow is basically a hardwood stick strung with fibers fixed in place at each end. Also, most bows today are made of Pernambuco, a reddish flexible hardwood from Brazil. In addition, the bowhair is horsehair. It takes 150 horsehairs to string a bow. Finally, some modern bows are made of fiberglass.
Where were the most fiddles made?
Initially the most beautifully toned violins were made in Italy. However, by 1800, thousands of violins were manufactured in Germany. Also, many of these were exported to North America and sold through music stores or mail order companies. Subsequently, learning about the origins gives us a greater appreciation of the instrument.
How is the fiddle tuned?
First, a traditional fiddle has four strings. Also, in the most common tuning, the lowest note is G below middle C. The other strings are tuned a fifth apart to notes E, A and D. This gives it a range of more than 4.5 octaves. Additionally, there are no frets or marks on the neck, like there are on a guitar. Finally, a fiddler must learn where the proper sounds are by the position of the hand. This is called learning to intonate, or play in tune.
Differences between Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddle Music:
What is now known as “bluegrass music” was popularized by Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs in the 1940s on the Grand Ole Opry. The roots of bluegrass are the old-time string bands that first aired on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry radio show. WSM Nashville Radio station opened in 1925, sponsored by the National Life & Accident Insurance Company. (The call letters – WSM – stood for “We Shield Millions.”) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys joined the Opry in 1939. He played many of the old-time tunes – only he played faster and sang higher and added musical breaks for virtuoso performing. The music was no longer for dancing but for performance. The new style of “bluegrass” was coined from their name.
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