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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Fiddlerman Group Silent Night Project | Fiddlerman. Any violinist or violist no matter what level, is invited to learn the parts and participate in the Fiddlerman’s international Silent Night group youtube project. All the parts for the project are available for download below. Your videos will be due sometime around the second week of December. […]

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

All interested violinists and violists are welcome to learn the parts arranged and available here on for the “Ghostbusters” International Youtube Project for Halloween 2012. At the beginning of October members will record themselves individually using a click track and send the files to Fiddlerman who will create a memorable combined “Ghostbusters” International youtube […]

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Stradivari honored at Library of Congress In the 1930s, Gertrude Clarke Whittall donated five stringed instruments, made by famed Cremonese master craftsman Antonio Stradivari, to the Library of Congress. Stradivarius instruments, especially Stradivarius violins, are known the world over for their exquisite beauty, unparalleled craftsmanship and extraordinary sound. Six of the rare instruments are owned […]

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 is very happy to announce that the site has been online for one year today October 1st, 2011. I first decided I wanted to devote time to an online violin learning site about six months before actually doing it. It occurred to me that if done correctly I could help so many more violinists […]

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Lindsey Stirling is a young and unique hip hop violinist that not only plays fun original music on the fiddle but also finds a way to control her bow while dancing, jumping, and performing impressive gymnastic moves. Besides being a fantastic entertainer Lindsey also strives to help others. I’ve really enjoyed watching you perform and for […]

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

LEARN TO PLAY THE BLUES Jamming is one of the most fun things to do on the fiddle. The blues is one of the most fun and easiest genres to jam to. I’ll show you how to play the blues even with the most basic technique and knowledge of the violin.These step by step videos […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Isn’t it hard for us to accept criticism, even so called “constructive criticism”? We tend to take our playing too personally as though it was a part of us. In previous positions as concertmaster and section leader, I had to give great professional musicians criticism and witnessed how hard it was for some to take […]

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Congratulations goes to Bindy on winning the Cecilio Black Metallic Silent Violin.I received this email from Bindy (Pikachu) shortly after the drawing: Hi Pierre! Thank you for the opportunity and your wonderful site. The community you’re building is fantastic. I learn something new on every visit. I’m super excited to have won the violin! I usually have […]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Influential fiddler who played in Bill Monroe’s groundbreaking band Bluegrass fiddler Kenny Baker has died at the age of 85. The son of an old-time fiddle player, Baker was born in Burdine, Kentucky. He took up guitar before becoming interested in the fiddle after listening to Western swing fiddler and bandleader Bob Wills and jazz […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Swiss–German quartet and Trio Rafale take top prizes in chamber music contest The Amaryllis Quartet won first prize in the quartets division of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. The Swiss–German quartet also took the overall grand prize. The Kelemen Quartet from Hungary took second prize and received the Musica Viva Australia Prize and the […]