Fiddler Magazine

Founded in 1994, Fiddler Magazine is an informative, educational, and entertaining resource for fiddlers, accompanists, and appreciative listeners. Each quarterly issue (now approx. 60 pages each) features a variety of different styles of fiddling, as well as plenty of other articles and columns. Regular columns include: Bluegrass Fiddling, “The Practicing Fiddler,” Fiddle Tune History, On Improvisation, Irish Fiddling, Violin Maker's Corner, Tunesmiths, Notes on Learning, reviews of CDs, books, and DVDs – and more! Each issue also includes transcriptions of several tunes.

Summer 2021
  • Jim Scancarelli: A Lifetime of Fiddling and Cartooning
  • The Head of the Class: "Head" Fiddles
  • Alan Kaufman: Talking Old-time
  • Playing Music Together, Apart
  • Mackenzie Bell: On the Way to the Opry
  • Tom Morley: Wide World of Fiddling
  • FiddleHed's Jason Kleinberg
  • Columns and tunes: Waltzes & Airs (The Anniversary Song; "Waves of the Danube"); On Improvisation (Easing into Chordal Improvisation); Jody's Column ("Mystery Waltz"); The Tune Sleuth (On the Trail of "Dainty Davie"); Bluegrass Fiddling (Eddie Stubbs; "Thinking of the Old Days"); Violin Maker's Corner (Critical Measurements of a Proper Violin Neck Reset); The Practicing Fiddler (Using Guide Tones to Create Double Stop Arrangements; "Tennessee Waltz"); Irish Fiddling (Aggie Whyte; "Fr. Kelly's Derrycrag Reel"); The Hidden Note (Ireland's Geronimo; "The Maid I Ne'er Forgot" as played by Mairtin Byrnes); Scottish Fiddling (Hoose Martins; "The Molar"); Travels with Charlie (North to Pembroke); The Intrepid Fiddler; Reviews; "Fiddle-toon" comic; Crossword puzzle
In upcoming issues: West Virginia’s Bobby Taylor; Violin Maker John Preston; Violin Maker & Skillet Licker Phil Tanner; Around the World with Casey Driessen; Katrina Nicolayeff; Belén Escobedo; Teaching Young Fiddlers; André Brunet; Billy Contreras; Twisted Pine’s Kathleen Parks; Mike Barnett … and lots more!

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