Newsletters-2021

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.

Contact with contributions of articles, stories, etc to the Fiddler’s Rag.

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

Dec 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • Article: “Bottom Line, Thanks” by Patrice Tanti
  • Tune: “Alex and Maureen’s Two-Step”

Nov 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • Tune: “When I Grow too Old to Dream”

Oct 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • Article: A Sense of Direction by Patrice Tanti
  • Fiddle Backup for Vocals by Pete Hicks

Sep 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • Article: Once Upon a Time by Patrice Tanti
  • Hicks’ Licks: Double Stops by Pete Hicks
  • Tune: Faded Love transcription by Mark Wardenburg

Aug 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • Hicks’ Licks by Pete Hicks
  • Tune: Faded Love (arranged by Pete Hicks)

Jul 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • Article: “Fiddles and Grasshoppers” by Chip Curry
  • Hicks’ Licks by Pete Hicks
  • Swing Exercises

June 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • Protocol for Live Old Time Session By Gary Breitbard
  • Fritz, by SCVFA
  • Tune: “The Girl I left Behind Me”

May 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • Article: “Reflections on Black Violin”
  • Hicks’ Licks by Pete Hicks
  • Breaks: “Stay All Night”

April 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • Remembering John Lytle
  • March Zoom Screenshots
  • Hicks’ Licks by Pete Hicks
  • Tune Breaks: “If I Lose”

March 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • February Zoom Screenshots
  • Article: “Hicks’ Lick in Bb” by Pete Hicks
  • Tunes in Bb: “Bluewater Hornpipe” and “Red Lion Hornpipe”

February 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • Article: “On Memorizing a Song” by Chip Curry
  • Article: “Station Inn” by Doug Judd
  • Tune: “Apple Blossom” with notes from Pete Hicks

January 2021 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note
  • In Memoriam: Colleen Lethridge
  • Trustees Election and Candidates
  • Article: “How Strum Machine Came to be” by Luke Abbott
  • Article: “A Virtual Choir Presentation by Several Cupertino High School Choirs” By Pete Showman
  • Column: “Hicks’ Licks” by Pete Hicks
  • Six music examples for Pete Hicks’ column

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