The last link takes you to the Table of Contents from “Applied Rhythm Guitar with Texas Style Walking Bass Lines“. It is a pdf file so you can download it easily (or so I hope). This is the link to the chapter about diminished chords. Applied Rhythm Guitar with Texas Style Walking Bass Lines – […]
To provide you with a better idea regarding the contents of the book, the following pages are from the chapter about diminished chords. Other links to the book can be found at Applied Rhythm Guitar, and the table of contents at Applied Rhythm Guitar – Table of Contents.
Purchase Includes Answering Your Questions Over Skype! As Well As: All Updates to Future Editions! Published May 8, 2017, the Second Edition of “Applied Rhythm Guitar with Texas Style Walking Bass Lines”, includes an additional fifty pages while remaining devoted to actually showing ways to easily use (what appears to be, but really is not) […]
To help understand the difference between Texas Style fiddling and other styles, the following consists of an email conversation I had with Tom Weisgerber where we attempted to explain the relationship between Texas Style fiddlers and their guitar players. Along the way, we also delved into some of the actual mechanics of the guitar style […]
The wonders of technology. Since the time Apple released iChat AV (now FaceTime) to the public, I have offered face-to-face, audio and visual fiddling and violin instruction by offering online lessons over the internet! Initially, it worked, but not all that well. However, because of improved technology and over fifteen years experience learning to use it, […]
The mechanics of a Texas fiddler’s bow arm are completely different from any other style. These mechanics are created by the Texas fiddler’s approach to the instrument. To them, as Dick Barrett says, “The fiddle is not a stringed instrument, it is a bowed instrument”. Thus the emphasis is placed on bow technique and right […]
“Fiddler” magazine graciously gave us permission to post a copy of their insightful article about bow holds from the Fall 2011 issue. Complete with photos, the article follows and supplements our expanding series of posts addressing the fundamentals and mechanics of fiddling. Hold On! A Look at Bow Holds in Traditional Fiddling By Charels Faurot […]
The idea for this type of collection of chord charts began somewhere around 1990 when I became exposed to the wide variety of songs played by participants in the National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest in Weiser, Idaho. At that time, as a budding rhythm guitar player, I found myself immensely confused by the equally wide […]
In 1988, I recorded an album as the featured solo-artist with the award winning musicians known as the Nashville Superpickers. They released a number of albums under that name and often recorded with Chet Atkins. According to their bass player and the projects co-producer, Henry Stryzlecki, this was the first time in 15 years the […]
I invented the Bow Genie to teach my students a correct violin and fiddle bow-hold. Turns out it is unique enough to receive a patent and to be made available to everyone. Designed to fit a variety of different size violin bows, the Bow Genie merely slips over the end of the bow, then slides […]
The term “Fiddlebot” was created by a group of Chris’ teenage fiddle students who understood and practiced creativity when playing music in jam sessions and during fiddle contests. Unfortunately, they often placed behind other contestants who they considered to be technicians instead of musicians. Meaning, a technician could only produce an overly practiced, memorized, and relatively short version of a small list of songs designed for use in fiddle contests, while musicians had a large song list and actively sought to vary the length and breadth of any song performed during a jam session, fiddle contest, or other performance.