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June 2009 · Bimonthly








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Stacy Phillips, Editor

Welcome to the June issue of Fiddle Sessions®!

FiddleSessions® is a monthly online magazine exploring various facets of Fiddle music. Each month, this "webzine" will feature articles by composers, teachers, or performers. Visitors to the site can learn about the featured authors' publications, background, or performance / workshop schedule. A free printable music sample will be included in at least one of the articles each month.

Carolyn Osborne finishes her discussion of intonation for fiddlers. I mistakenly referred to her contribution to the last issue as the second part. It was obviously Part One.

Check out the final installment of one our occasional reprints courtesy of Old Time Herald. This one is Part Two about Jim Bowles of Kentucky. Thanks for author Jim Nelson for help in reacquainting the public with this quintessential traditional fiddler.

Sheila Morris gets into some nitty gritty about the Swedish hambo for fiddlers with some solid exercises in the second part of her contribution.

Finally, we begin what I hope will be the first in a series of explorations of Central and Eastern European fiddle folk styles contributed by an expert in the field, Miamon Miller. This first entry is about a style in the Transylvanian area of Romania.

Enjoy,

      Stacy Phillips


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