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The Scottish Violinist

Scott-Skinner, J The Scottish Violinist

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Skinner wrote over 600 tunes many of which are still very popular in the Scottish repertoire and contained in this book such as The Bonnie Lass of Bon Accord, The £10 fiddle, Cradle Song, The Flower of the Quern, etc. He lived long enough to have his music preserved on early recordings and from these we can hear what an amazing fiddler he was. He is buried in Aberdeen where the city erected a memorial in his honour. This book is full of his well known solos and has been a best seller for many years.

  • £10.00
Scottish Folk Fiddle Tutor (Book & CD), The

Martin, C The Scottish Folk Fiddle Tutor Book/CD

The tunes in this tutor are mostly well known and this will encourage ear playing as well as reading.Exercises and photographs are included to help overcome difficulties found in the tunes. There are no age barriers in fiddling and this book is suitable for all beginners. Soundtrack included.

  • £15.95
Allans Irish Fiddler

H McDermott Allans Irish Fiddler

A collection of popular Irish Dance Music.Comprising 120 favorite tunes, some of which are here published for the first time,to form a complete repertoire of Irish Dances for violin or other solo instruments.

  • £9.95
The Irish Fiddle Book

Cranitch, M The Irish Fiddle Book/CD

The art of traditional fiddle playing by Matt Cranitch. A comprehensive tutor covering all aspects of Irish fiddle playing, dance music and slow air playing. The book contains an introductory section for beginners and detailed musical transcriptions. A section of 101 traditional tunes for all musicians. Cd included.

  • £18.95

Matt Seattle Scottish Airs for pairs

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This book of duets contains twenty one Scottish tunes of core repertoire which the editor, Matt Seattle, feels should have a place in the repertoire of all musicians who reside in these Islands.

  • £7.95
Killer Technique Fiddle

Suzanna Barnes Killer Technique Fiddle

Killer Technique: Fiddle presents exercises designed to develop fluid left hand and bow technique. The exercises reinforce fundamental playing movements and stretch the reader's command of the instrument.

  • £7.99
The Fiddlers Fakebook

Brody, D The Fiddler's Fakebook

The ultimate sourcebook for the traditional fiddler. Contains nearly 500 jigs, reels, rags, hornpipes and breakdowns from all the major fiddling traditions. Special introductory materials on regional styles, bowing and ornamentation. Includes an extensive discography.

  • £17.95
Fiddlers Tune-book, The

P Kennedy The Fiddlers Tune-book

First published in the early 1950s and now re-printed with chords, The Fiddler's Tune-Book was a landmark collection, edited by veteran folklorist and collecter Peter Kennedy. This book is crammed with 200 core repertoire tunes for all traditional musicians. If you have no traditional music books, this is the first one you should buy.

  • £9.95

Craig Duncan Advanced Fiddling Book/Online Audio

A follow-up book on 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. The split-track audio features full performances of the first 36 tunes in the book, split between Fiddle solo and Guitar accompaniment. The tunes Twinkle Little Star, Under the Double Eagle and Whiskey Before Breakfast are not on the audio. Includes access to online audio.

  • £20.99
Ceol na Fidhle Vol 4

Martin, C Ceol na Fidhle Vol 4

A series of accurately produced books, compiled and edited by Christine Martin, which reflect the present day repertoire of the Highland fiddler and accordionist. There seemed a need to have this material easily available for reference as some of the tunes are unpublished and many are available only in pipe tune settings. Simple chords are included.

  • £10.00
Bluegrass Fiddle and Beyond

Matt Glaser Bluegrass Fiddle and Beyond Book/CD

Improvise with more expression and freedom in bluegrass and related styles. These ideas, exercises, and etudes will help you expand your palette of improvisational techniques and sounds. Develop your fingerboard versatility, and master harmonic and rhythmic ideas on the Violin. The CD has demonstration and play-along tracks, performed by an all-star bluegrass band. You will learn to build solos using techniques such as: uncovering a melody's most defining notes, and using them in a new context; reharmonizing chords and changing modes; breaking down, rearranging and varying melodic and rhythmic cells; using position shifts, string crossings and double stops; drawing from tetrachords, guide-tone lines, and other constructs.

  • £17.95
Fiddle Music of Scotland, The

Hunter, J Fiddle Music of Scotland, The

A comprehensive annotated collection of 365 tunes with a historical introduction. Much more than a definitive collection of tune, James Hunter's introduction traces the history of the fiddle and music through the centuries.

  • £21.95
Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Made Easy

Mel Bay Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Made Easy Book/CD Set

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Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Made Easy is a collection of must-know, easy-to-learn bluegrass instrumental standards. Ross records each song at three speeds and also includes a rhythm backup track. The slow speed is ideal for hearing the notes clearly and being able to play along in rhythm; the medium speed is a perfect goal for the beginning and intermediate student while the faster speed demonstrates what the song can sound like with a hard, driving push. The tablature is large for ease of reading and includes accent marks for melody notes where needed. Ross also provides tips and suggestions for each song to save you valuable practice time. These are tips on the more challenging spots that Ross has learned firsthand from teaching these privately for many years.

  • £12.50
Fiddling Around the World

Harbar,M A Fiddling Around the World Book/CD

Play along with a lively Irish session, a spirited Ukrainian hopak, a tantalizing Arabic belly dance, a famous Italian tarantella, a joyous Klezmer hora, and over 50 other international favorites! This definitive book/CD sampler features vibrant folk music from North America, the British Isles, Western and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

  • £16.95
Scottish Fire

Bonnie Rideout Scottish Fire

Destined to become a classic, this method provides the beginner with the elements needed to become a proficient fiddler. Based on many years of teaching experience, the author introduces the concepts and techniques that yields solid results. This method encourages creativity in the student by including variations to the tunes and illustrating how they can serve as a basis for improvisation.

  • £10.95

Cooper, P Complete Irish Fiddle Player Book/Online Audio

In his preface, the author reminds the reader that this is not a book for the absolute beginner. Even the experienced player may not "get it" on first reading a given tune, but "You can expect to enjoy the process of learning...[and experience] the joy of recreating a traditional tune, of making it your own." This is the teacher/student pact in effect throughout this marvellous book, written for the literary as much as the musical connoisseur. Although no classical Violin experience is needed, you will need to know how to hold the Fiddle and bow, and be able to play at least simple tunes in the first position.

  • £19.99

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