Circle Bowing: fiddle lesson with Craig Judelman


This next video in the series on oldtime fiddle technique dives into circle bowing – a key component of what makes oldtime fiddling so unique and driving. By continuously playing one string and catching another on certain beats, circle bowing allows oldtime fiddlers to create rhythmic patterns while still playing the melody. There are myriad ways, nuanced and less so, to implement circle bowing, so this is only the tip of the iceberg.

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