Fiddlewidget for String Teachers

Where do we go from here?


None of this material deals with anything really complicated; there's no mention here of pentatonic scales, all the various modes, or even the circle of fifths.

I prefer to spend more time practicing, working with and getting a really solid understanding of the simple concepts first.

So we just present the basic tools for creating and modifying simple music in major keys. I think music theory is like red pepper. A little goes a long way, and it's also easy to overdo it if you're not careful.

Generating Interest:

Students that see how theory can help them create and have some fun may be inclined to dig into it a little more. Without that initial understanding, it's very unlikely many of them will want to go any further.

If you agree that using the Fiddlewidget tools as a visual aid to learning is a worthwhile thing to pursue, I'll try to help you do that.


That means not just sending you a couple hundred gizmos and going away.

My e-mail address and phone number is on every page of this website, and on every Fiddlewidget that goes out the door.

It's there because I want people to talk to me. So please do that if you have questions, comments or concerns.

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