Clifftop recap (which means fiddle videos), and then a bunch of piano tunes. Sorry about the month-and-a-half-long radio silence—sometimes life just happens. Continue reading
This is how I bow Lonesome John (source: John Salyer). Video is included, demonstrating fast and slow. Continue reading
Just a tune that I learned really early on and I can’t seem to find any recordings of.
EDIT: Turns out this tune was collected (from Illinois fiddler Pappy Taylor) by Garry Harrison but didn’t make it into his book Dear Old Illinois. Continue reading
This is how I bow Sarah Armstrong’s Tune. Video is included, demonstrating fast and slow. Continue reading
I was reading this and it seemed to make way too much sense—I feel like it describes the framework for what I do when I improvise chords on the piano. Here’s some stuff that I thought about. (I apologize in advance for mixing roman numeral notation with the functional analysis notation.) Oh, I also played some fiddle and recorded it and stuff. Continue reading
I was pondering the question of “What affects my bowing?” and here’s what I came up with. Continue reading