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Bow Technique: Using Your Thumb

This lesson is part of the course Beginning/Intermediate Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn basic fiddle techniques by learning popular traditional tunes, with lots of technique tips and advice on how to get that fiddley sound.
 
 
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In this lesson, Chad teaches you the popular old-time tune "June Apple," which is in the key of A Mixolydian. Mixolydian means that the seventh in the major scale (in this case, G#) is lowered a half step (to G). In the first part of the lesson, Chad teaches the A part of "June Apple" phrase by phrase and also shows you the "Nashville shuffle" bowing pattern, which works well on the A part of this tune.
 
 
 
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Bow Technique: Using Your Thumb  
 
Bow Technique: Using Your Thumb  
 
Bow Technique: Using Your Thumb
Bow Technique: Using Your Thumb
 
In the midst of learning tunes, it’s always good to review your technique and make sure your addressing any technical deficiencies you may have. In this lesson, Chad gives you some exercises to help you work on your bow technique. He begins by reviewing the proper fiddler’s bow hold as well as an exercise that you’ve learned in a previous lesson. Then he introduces a new exercise that involves moving the thumb and hand in almost a jelly-fish like motion. He also gives you advice on practicing these exercises and reviewing tunes you already know.

 
 
 
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