Do you really know that tune?

​food for thought You don’t know a tune until… I had been building up my repertoire of fiddle tunes, getting them clean and up to speed, when my mandolin teacher (who I sit with every other month) proved to me, after a serious of thought-provoking questions and experiments, that I really didn’t know any of those fiddle tunes as well as I thought.  Here’s what I’m slowly discovering to be a rubric for really knowing a fiddle tune: – Can you play it slowly, with a metronome and with clean, buzz-free notes, strong timing, and strict alternate picking (DUDU)? – Can you … Continue reading Do you really know that tune?