The purpose of this weblog is to document and review my journey of learning to play the fiddle. Hopefully other novice players will benefit from my experiances and perhaps it will encourage others to start. I have been playing the fiddle for about 4 years. As you will deduce my area of expertise is not playing the fiddle. At least not yet. Rather my knowledge area lies in the how to start. There is no way I could or should replace an experianced tutor. There are many things to learn, even before you get the stage of fiddle lessons and many things that can be learned from other novices. Hopefully this blog will attract comments from other novices and experts as well.
In my own experience I stumbled along with the fiddle on my own for about 8 months before I took formal lessons. During this time I gained some knowledge of how to tune the fiddle how to hold it, make some noises and even learned a few tunes. I got all my information from the internet and books, however I did waste some time and money on books that were not relevent although the seemed great in the bookstore. In doing this, by they time I started my first lesson, I had some idea what I was doing and definitely knew I was to learn the fiddle.