From: Fiddle Hangout [eric_at_fiddlehangout_dot_com]

Sent: 05 March 2012 22:47

Subject: Fiddle Hangout News - Carbon Fiber Bow Drawing, Workshops, and More


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Fiddle Hangout Email News, #26

In this issue...
+ Double Stops and Drones - Take Your Playing to the Next Level
+ Win a Carbon Fiber Bow!
+ Popular Forum Topics
+ Fiddle DVD Winners


Click to enlargeJust a quick note to let you know about the new drawing on the Fiddle Hangout, as well as other site news.

Keep on making beautiful music, and remember... don't fret!

~ Eric Schlange, Fiddle Hangout Webmaster


Save on Instructional DVDs from AcuTab

alt="Acutab DVDs" v:shapes="_x0000_s1027">Through March 15, take 20% off on any order of 2 or more AcuTab DVDs. Just use the coupon code FEB12 when ordering online from to get your discount.

This includes Acutab's three popular fiddle DVDs:
- Ron Stewart - Playing Fiddle In The Bluegrass Style
- Jim Van Cleve - Become A More Complete Fiddler
- Ron Stewart - The Fiddlers of Flatt & Scruggs

Acutab The discount also applies to any 2 of our banjo, mandolin or guitar DVDs from artists like Jim Mills, Alan Bibey, Ron Block and Kenny Smith.

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Double Stops and Drones - Take Your Playing to the Next Level

alt="Megan Lynch" v:shapes="_x0000_s1029">Join National Fiddle Champion and professional bluegrass/country fiddler Megan B. Lynch for our next online group workshop!

Megan will show you some great double stop patterns in many common keys (as well as some uncommon ones!) and demonstrate how to add droning strings to give your playing a fuller sound. Megan will cover double stops in several positions, but never fear, the entire fingerboard will be worry free when you get done with this workshop! She will also teach a couple tunes which will make great use of the new double stops you've learned. This is geared for more advanced beginners as well as intermediate/advanced players.

Tuesday, March 20, 5-6:30PST. Workshop registration is $20. Recording is easy and encouraged!

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Enter the DrawingWin a Carbon Fiber Bow!

Enter to win a gorgeous silver braided carbon fiber bow from our friends at Magic Rosin!

With a sterling silver frog and button, "A" level Mongolia Horse Hair, and abalone shell frog slide, this is a beautiful bow. Other specs include a weight of ~62g, stick length of 746mm (728mm without button), and a balance joint of 262mm.

Enter the Drawing >

Popular Forum Topics

Here are a few currently popular topics from the Fiddle Hangout forums:

The Best Fiddle Advice On The Planet
Who's coming to the Virtual Fiddling Festival? Feb 2012
Virtual Fiddle Festival Tune for FEB-MAR 2012
getting the "old time" sound
The most tragically and redundantly over-recorded fiddlers

Oldtime vs Bluegrass
For Absolute New Beginners
Hybrid styles/sounds?
What to wear??

alt=DVD border=0 v:shapes="_x0000_s1031"> Fiddle DVD Winners

Congratulations to lucky winners Cory Engel of Salem, OR, Alan Kinney of Rockport, TX, and Julian Henson of Lees Summit, MO. They each won the new DVD, John Showman's "Fiddle Shuffle and Groove" from Woodhall Music!


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