My other struggle is when to slur notes in a fiddle tune? or any tune for that matter. If you are learning a tune by ear, or even reading the music and not able to see the bow, its sometimes difficult to hear or read when notes are slurred and when the bow strokes are separate. If this is a matter of style, and you have 3 fiddle players playing at the same time, all there bowing’s would not be the same. Do you have any philosophy of when to slur when you’re working up a tune that is new to you?