Newsletters

SCVFA’s monthly newsletter, The Fiddler’s Rag, features articles on fiddling, music events, people, tunes, instruments, and many other topics of interest to our members. The Fiddler’s Rag is distributed electronically to SCVFA members only. Printed copy mailed at special request.

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Timeless Highlights

Svend Asmussen: Phenomenal Jazz Fiddler by Richard J. Brooks, with a partial discography. (.pdf)

A Bow Re-Hairing Demonstration by Jon Li of Kamimoto String Instruments: photo essay by Pete Showman. (.pdf)

A Visit to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM): illustrated article by Pete Showman (.pdf)

The Fiddler’s Rag – official newsletter of SCVFA

October 2020 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: SCVFA Virtual Gather and Jam, Upcoming Events (workshop: John Reischman Mandolin Workshop) (p3)
  • Photos and illustrations of performance, virtual jams and workshops, and illustration by Jim Smyth (p4)
  • Column: Hick’s Licks: Bayou Pon Pon (reprint from the September 2008 Fiddler’s Rag) (p5)

September 2020 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Celebrity Workshop & Jam Series: Suzy Thompson Fiddle Workshop; Harry Liedstrand Fiddle Workshop (p3)
  • Column: Safe Jam Contest: Hoot N Holler, 3rd Place Winner!
  • Column: Hick’s Licks: Improvisation (reprint from the May 2008 Fiddler’s Rag) (p5)

August 2020 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Zoom Gathering and Jam; Suzy Thompson Fiddle Workshop & Jam, Old Time Jam list, No SCVFA Sponsored Monthly Jam, SCVFA Special Board Meeting  (p3)

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