Fiddle Instruction Books and Methods
|Mel Bay's Deluxe Anthology of Fiddle Styles
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By David Reiner. A critically acclaimed book covering old-timey, bluegrass, Irish, blues, Scandinavian, Cajun, Texas, swing & jazz and twin fiddling styles. Great tune selection. This book also covers bowing, chords, chord progressions, kickoffs and endings, and improvisation.
Mel Bay's Deluxe Fiddling Method
By Craig Duncan. Probably the best fiddling method available! Craig Duncan brings his considerable playing and teaching expertise to bear in this popular text. He guides the fiddler through studies and 49 great fiddle solos in the keys of A, D, G, and C.
Mel Bay's Contest Fiddling
By Stacy Phillips. Contains 33 super contest fiddle solos as played by such champions as Mark O'Connor and Benny Thomasson. Arranged in hoe-down, waltz, and "tunes of choice" categories. Features interviews, essays on Texas fiddling style, and more!
Mel Bay's Advanced Fiddling
By Craig Duncan. A follow-up book to Craig Duncan's popular Deluxe Fiddling Method containing 40 great fiddle solos in the keys of F, B flat, E major, E minor, and A minor. Also features tunes in altered tunings, contest-style breakdowns, ragtime tunes, and additional fiddling favorites.
Mel Bay's Ashokan Farewell
By Jan Ungar. Ashokan Farewell is the theme song from Ken Burns' highly-acclaimed Civil War television documentary. Optional guitar and bass parts are included. Also contains the touching Sullivan Ballou Letter and Lincoln's famed Gettysburg Address. This is Jay Ungar's own authorized solo edition as performed on The Civil War documentary series.
Mel Bay's Bill Guest Anthology of Fiddle Tunes
Mel Bay's Mark O'Connor/ The Championship Years
Mel Bay's Fiddling Handbook
By Craig Duncan. A valuable and handy reference text for any fiddler. Contains scales and scale studies, modal scales, chord studies, bowing, vibrato, introductions, endings, patterns, licks, and etudes in various common keys. Companion CD is split track.
Mel Bay's You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling
By Craig Duncan. Designed for beginning fiddle students, these 36 lessons present basic technique for applying to fiddle tunes. Music reading ability is unnecessary with this book as each lesson is explained thoroughly, including fingerings. Each version builds on the previous one and helps students create their own arrangements.
Mel Bay's Cajun Dance Hall Special/Fiddle Edition
A thorough cross-section of today's contemporary Cajun styles.
Mel Bay's Twin Fiddling
By Stacy Phillips. A well-written book that presents authentic and fun multiple fiddle arrangements of the repertoire of several categories; old time, bluegrass, western swing, waltzes, etc. Contains playing hints for each tune and a full chapter of how to create your own arrangements! Sixty-five tunes, including several scores for triple fiddle.
The Fiddler's Fakebook
By David Brody. Contains nearly 500 jigs, reels, rags, and hornpipes from all the major fiddling traditions. Special introductory materials on regional styles, bowing, and ornamentations. Includes an extensive discography.
English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish Fiddle Tunes
Over 100 tunes, this is an outstanding collection of the traditional music of Britian,graded from easy to advanced.
Beginning Old-Time Fiddle
By Alan Kaufman. More than 40 tunes for the absolute beginner and detailed sections on how to hold the bow, bow movement, poisitions. Includes tunes in the styles of J.P. Fraley, Gaither Carlton and Kenny Hall for the intermediate and advanced player.
By Gene Lowinger. The first complete guide to bluegrass fiddling, covering the fundamentals of musical terminology, right and left hand techniques, double stops, slurs and slides. Twenty nine bluegrass and 14 traditional tunes arranged to develop technique and a repertoire.
The Fiddle Book
By Marion Thede. The most comprehensive collection of traditional fiddle tunes ever compiled. Over 150 tunes, familiar and obscure, with lyrics. Transcribed from the playing of country fiddlers.
Hot Licks For Bluegrass Fiddle
By Stacy Phillips. Over 450 authentic bluegrass licks and how to apply them to create your own solos, fills and backups. Special sections on riffs using double stops, riffs using upper positions, and different ways of playing Orange Blossom Special.
O'Neill's Music Of Ireland
A newly revised and corrected collection of the dance music of Ireland. Jigs, reels, hornpipes, long dances and marches, with an introduction on the history of Irish music and tips on playing with an authentic feeling.
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