Hi, I am still beavering away at my folk fiddle. I have an hour a week with a teacher who is also a performer and I am learning all the time, mainly by osmosis. But before I went to him, I bought two fiddle manuals, both with cds. One is 'The Irish Fiddle Book' by Matt Cranitch, and the other is Play Scottish Fiddle (Intermediate) produced by Scotland's Music.
Should I wait till I'm not having the lessons at some point in the future & work through these books? Or try to find some time - difficult - extra to my lessons, and my exam tuition with another teacher entirely? Or ask my folk teacher if he'd mind working through the books with him?
If you're a fiddler, what would you advise? Do you have experience of teaching yourself through these books, or maybe others that you'd recommend? It would be nice to hear of the experience of any who have taught themselves using a handbook 'tutor'.
Thank you in advance for any replies.
Live long & prosper
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