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October 2009 · Bimonthly








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Stacy Phillips, Editor

Welcome to the October 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.

In this issue we offer the penultimate article in Paul Anastasio's gripping series of discussions of improving your fiddle musicality.

You should be much more sympathetic to fiddle contest judges after you read the second half of Dennis Coelho's reflections about big-time fiddle contests.

Cassie Wetherill casts an academic glance at the use of fiddle tunes as a tool for teaching young cello students. We can learn how a newly minted, university trained cellist sees the world of Irish fiddle. This is the first of two parts based on a paper she wrote for her undergraduate course work.

Finally, after a long absence, Ed Berbaum returns with another of Jehile Kirkhuff's rare and beautiful pieces, this one a schottische.

Enjoy,

      Stacy Phillips


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Every country in Europe seems to have rediscovered its own vital tradition of fiddle music, except England ... But, English fiddle music forms an important, yet neglected, part of the mosaic of Old and New World fiddle styles...

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