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Fiddle Resources
Last update: December 20, 2012
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Software

Chromatia Tuner
Chromatic tuning program.  Useful for tuning and checking pitch.  Microphone required.  Shareware.
AP Tuner
Chromatic tuning program.  Useful for tuning checking pitch.  Microphone required. Shareware.
InTune Tuner
Advanced chromatic tuning program.  Useful for tuning checking pitch.  Microphone required. Shareware.
Note Attack
Teaches the pitch of notes on the musical staff.  Free
Finale NotePad
Music scoring software from the makers of Finale.  Free

Books

Gordon Stobbe's Fiddle Books
Canadian Old Time Fiddle Hits (Books 1-3)
Of Course You Can Learn To Play The Fiddle (Books 1-3)
Sixty-four Fiddle Tunes Commonly Played in Alberta
Available from the Alberta Society of Fiddlers

Tunes

TheSession
Fiddle tunes in ABC and GIF format, with background information
JC's Tune Finder
Fiddle tunes in ABC format, convertable to GIF or PDF
Fiddler's Companion
Alphabetical index of fiddle tunes, some in ABC format
Hetzler's Fakebook
MIDI files of many Old-Time, Celtic and other fiddle tunes
Links to instructional videos on YouTube

Learning Tunes By Ear

Picking Up Fiddle Tunes By Ear (Joel Mabus)
Learning To Play By Ear (Treelight)

Using Sheet Music

Using Sheet Music Effectively (Treelight)

Fiddle Technique

Pending

Fiddle Maintenance

Pending

Other Links

Fiddle Resources On The Web
Links to a wide range of resources
Fiddler Magazine
Articles about fiddle music and fiddle players