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What Makes a Good Beginner Fiddle?

Since the fiddle is one of the core instruments that makes up Bluegrass Music, starting out with a decent beginner fiddle is vital. You don’t need to buy the most expensive model on the market, of course, but you need to make sure that you’re at least using a unit that has the essential makeup to produce good-quality music. When you play an A note, your instrument must produce an A note and not a B. That’s an exaggeration, but you get the drift, right? You won’t learn properly, and as quickly, if you’re not using the right instrument to begin with.

Age and Size

If your child wants to learn how to play the fiddle, you’re no doubt concerned about having to buy yet another fiddle when he outgrows his first one – which he’s sure to do if he decides to continue with his lessons. So does that mean you should buy a big one that he can continue to use for a long period of time? READ MORE »

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Should You Get Mandolin Lessons Online? Here’s What You Should Consider…

February 11, 2011 Bluegrass Instruction
Should You Get Mandolin Lessons Online? Here's What You Should Consider

Although there are a number of well-known artists and music schools that offer mandolin lessons online, the majority of them also charge expensive rates. Thankfully, they’re not your only choices. It’s perfectly fine to take mandolin lessons online from freelance musicians as long as they have the skills and experience to teach you effectively. When […]

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What You Must Know About Your Acoustic Guitar Strings

February 10, 2011 Bluegrass Instruction
What You Must Know About Your Acoustic Guitar Strings

You’ve probably gotten a lot of tips and advice as well as found comprehensive information online about acoustic guitars and how to know which one is best for your needs. But do you know what factors to consider when it’s time to shop for its strings?

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