Mudcat Café message #190202 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18751   Message #190202
Posted By: Troll
05-Mar-00 - 11:29 PM
Thread Name: Sometimes goes limp (bow hair)
Subject: RE: Sometimes goes limp
Sorcha---As I understand it,The technique is done by noting with one finger and placing the NEXT finger against the noting finger. You then rock the hand so the non-noting finger lightly hits the noted string. So it's very similar to regular hand vibrato but it uses two fingers almost like a trill. I know the explaination is confusing but it's the best I can do. At this time, I don't believe that an instruction book on Klezmer fiddle exists though I have heard that one is in the works. Mostly, you pick it up from other players. If you are interested, I will be happy to talk to my son. He may be able to teach it via computer. It's a cinch I can't.

Praise---Did you go to our web site? Or is the thought of seeing real klezmorim a little too much to take on an empty stomach?