Lora Staples - beginning violin and fiddle expert
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What is the Nashville Shuffle?

How to apply this interesting and easy to play bow pattern to your fiddle tunes

Released on August 7, 2013

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Donna on September 11, 2013 @6:08 am PST
I would like to know if there is a place where I can learn all these
Fiddle tricks.Thanks for the info you have out here on the Web.
Lora - host, on September 11, 2013 @8:19 pm PST
Hi Donna! Thanks for watching!
As a matter of fact, yes, I have a YouTube channel which is very helpful with fiddle tips and learning new tunes.
The fiddle channel is "RedDesertFiddle",

And also a violin technique channel called RedDesertViolin:

And last but not least, I have a super, DUPER online fiddle class that goes for 6 months, and people have just raved about it. It teaches EVERYTHING--Nashville Shuffle, Georgia Shuffle, Hokum bow, chord charts, left hand ornamentation, how to play back-up, and on and on!
YOu can find out more about that here:

Again, thanks for watching, and I'll talk to you later! --Lora
Prakash Mangalat on September 4, 2013 @11:57 pm PST
happy to see your Technics though I am only a beginner this helps me a lot ....thanq...
Lora - host, on September 6, 2013 @11:15 am PST
You are welcome! Yes, even beginners can apply these techniques...and before long, you will no be a beginner!
Keep up the good work!
Trina * VSM MEMBER * on August 29, 2013 @1:42 pm PST
My training is in classical music but I live in an area where fiddle playing is more the norm and am expected to know how to fiddle. This is a great help- thanks!
Lora - host, on August 29, 2013 @3:47 pm PST
I'm glad it helps, Trina. You will find as a classical player that it's really quite easy to implement the patterns once you know what the heck they are!
Eugenie van Zyl * VSM MEMBER * on August 28, 2013 @2:37 pm PST
Lora, this was very interesting to watch, but let me not get distracted. I am busy with the second last lesson of Suzuki Book I with Reddessertviolin.com (you had a special word for second last, remember?) and once my violin playing is coming on nicely, then only will I start with fiddle music. First things comes first. Thanx anyway!!! Thank you VIRTUAL Sheet Music - you rock!!
Lora - host, on August 29, 2013 @2:06 pm PST
Good job, Eugenie!!! I'm proud of you!
kevin * VSM MEMBER * on August 28, 2013 @12:54 pm PST
brill tutor .. even though I dont play fiddle..lovely teaching manner ,, do you teach piano ?
Lora - host, on August 29, 2013 @9:07 am PST
Hi Kevin
Thank you! I do not teach piano....I can barely play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on piano!!!
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on August 29, 2013 @11:23 am PST
Kevin, if you have any questions about the piano, you may ask Robert:


Do you receive Robert's videos? Please, let me know.

Donna on August 21, 2013 @7:33 am PST
I have learned the #'s but I am having dificulty with flats.
Any ideals on how to play flats?
Lora - host, on August 22, 2013 @7:55 am PST
Hi Donna
My best suggestion is to learn a C Major scale first. That scale is challenging, and prepares you nicely for flats by cancelling out all the sharps! C Major has some Low 2's in it, plus a low 1 on the E string, so it really prepares the hand nicely.

Next, I would Learn the scale of F Major, which only has 1 flat, so it would not be a big jump from C Major. Next, learn Bb Major, and so on.

Also, JUST START WITH 1st POSITION!!! Too many people get in a hurry to do crazy 3-octave stuff.....JUST GET 1st POSITION solid...then you have a solid foundation for the advanced stuff.

Check out the scale books here at Virtual SHeet music....they are EXCELLENT!
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