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Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

I think new year’s resolutions are kind of crap. I’m all for self-improvement and goal-setting, but tons of research has shown us that setting resolutions is a terrible way to do both of those things. 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the second...

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Performing on Zoom: 7 Tips for a Smashing Success

Performing on Zoom: 7 Tips for a Smashing Success

In the era of Zoom, performances look a little different. Preparing for them is a little different too, but ultimately, performing online can be a rewarding way to connect with an audience. Here are our top seven tips to bring the virtual house down with your online...

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Session 2 Q & A: Am I Ready for Session 2?

Session 2 Q & A: Am I Ready for Session 2?

What is a Fiddle School Session ? Each Fiddle School session is designed to include one year of material broken into twelve month-long lessons. Fiddle School Session 1: Texas Fiddle Foundations is perfect for the new or returning fiddler, whether you’re just getting...

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The Three Pillars of Motivation

The Three Pillars of Motivation

Even when we’re not in the midst of physical distancing and a sea of canceled events, everyone struggles with low motivation from time to time. But you don’t have to bend to the whim of motivation; instead, you can cultivate it consciously. Here’s the recipe to keep...

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What’s all the buzz about? Troubleshooting fiddle buzz

As fiddlers, nothing makes our hearts plummet more quickly than a buzzing fiddle. The worst-case scenarios flood in: “Is there a crack? Is something loose? Do I have to take it to the luthier and fork over a lot of cash to figure this out?” Thankfully, these aren’t...

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How to let go of left hand tension

How to let go of left hand tension

Practicing fiddle is like stretching your muscles: it lets you notice areas that need attention and give them extra care until you notice improvement. For many people, the area that needs a lot of special attention is their left hand, where tension commonly builds up....

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Six Ways to Energize Your Playing from Home

Six Ways to Energize Your Playing from Home

by Celeste Johnson   Let me guess: you’re reading this from home.  Hopefully, you’re also wearing your favorite pair of slippers and sipping a good cup of something. But even if you’re happy to hibernate at home for a while, some of the changes in our routines...

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