Advanced Hokum Bowing: Fiddle Lesson


Advanced Hokum Bowing: Fiddle Lesson
In this technique tutorial, Casey discusses advanced “Hokum bowing,” also known as the Double Shuffle. See all technique videos for free at

While this well known and popular bowing technique can certainly be overused and is considered trick fiddling for western contest purposes, it does have a place in fiddle music. It can be heard in several tunes including “Orange Blossom Special”, “Draggin’ the Bow” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Casey teaches an advanced version of the chorus to Orange Blossom in this lesson.

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  1. Very cool! By the way, one thing I noticed is when you were playing fast, there was a tendency to ‘swing’ the tempo, whereas when you slowed down, you played it straight. Wonder if that was a conscious choice. It does make it sound kind of jazzy, if that’s what you were going for.

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