Killer Technique: Fiddle presents exercises designed to develop fluid
left hand and bow technique for fiddlers of any level. The exercises reinforce fundamental playing
movements and stretch the reader's command of the instrument. First the
left hand and the bow hand are singled out, addressed individually via
exercises featuring a variety of permutations and combinations across
the strings and up the fingerboard; next, coordination between the hands
is given attention through exercises using both hands simultaneously.
Note: The exercises in this book are not written in standard notation. The patterns that make up the exercises are written with finger pattern diagrams, finger order numbers, string numbers, fingerboard diagrams and bowing patterns.
This Fiddle Arpeggio Chart is a handy guide to playing the essential
arpeggios on the fiddle. Included are major, minor, diminished and
augmented arpeggios spanning 2- octaves in all twelve keys. Easy-to-read
diagrams outline the arpeggios on the fingerboard and are provided with
fingerings to help the player execute them with ease and speed. In
addition, diagrams are provided that show the basic shapes that the
arpeggios form on the fiddle neck. Learning to visualize these shapes
can help simplify the player's understanding of harmony on the fiddle.
This chart is an invaluable addition for every fiddler's tool kit.