Technique Tutorial – Warm Up Exercises & Tips for Practicing

In this lesson, Megan Lynch Chowning discusses her method for warming up on the fiddle and provides several practice exercises to help develop your fiddling skills. We hope you enjoy this excerpt of the course.

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  1. ….and I really don’t need to be any stupider! LOL, Megan you crack me up!

  2. Hi Megan
    I enjoyed your warm up tips video. You are right about the importance of breathing, I gave that problem. I would add tuningbyour fiddle first. And then finding the ringing notes on the fiddle with your third finger. Finding A on the E string, D on the A string, G on the the D string and A on the G string. Next find G on the E string, B on the A string E on the D string and B on the G string. Once you locate and hear those ringing tones, play them quickly. This I will loosen your fingers and sharpen your ear. Then you add the remaining notes for whatever scale you are going to practise.
    While you are doing the full bow exercises, I would be adding scales to those full bow strokes and at different rhythms.
    I spend about half an hour warming up everyday before I practise. You start slowly and gradually build up to speed, just like an athlete.



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