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.
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.
The award-winning Absolute Beginners method has been designed to make learning the Fiddle (Violin) easier than ever before! Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing your first complete songs.
This second collection of memorable Scottish tunes, has been compiled and arranged by Christine Martin and Ann Hughes after many requests from musicians for a further volume. Again the material is ideal for beginners but some of it is slightly more advanced than volume 1. The dance sets for a celidh have been added where appropriate. Simple chords are included.
This book and companion audio is intended to be a tune repertoire book. It includes over 100 Old-Time festival favorites. Some are cliche, others unusual, some easy, some difficult. This mandolin book includes two lines of standard notation -- basic and advanced - as well as a mandolin tab line that can be interpreted for fiddle also.
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.
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.
Designed for beginning fiddle students, these 36 lessons present basic techniques by applying them to fiddle tunes. Reading music is unnecessary, as the lessons are explained step by step, and fingerings are given for every note. Each version builds on the previous one and helps students to create their own arrangements
Favourite Scottish tunes in two part arrangements for keyboard, fiddle and accordion players. Playing together is great fun and these arrangements have been produced for the various fiddle groups and classes and for friends playing together by Inverness Fiddlers’ Society, Paddy Shaw, Anne Hughes, Jean Ann Callender & Christine Martin.
This book contains twenty-one of the most popular traditional melodies, both dance tunes and song airs, from around Britain and Ireland. Each tune is arranges with a harmony part for a second melody instrument as well as a chord accompaniment. Soundtrack available.
A valuable and handy reference text for any fiddler. Contains scales and studies, modes, chord studies, bowing, vibrato, introductions, endings, patterns, licks, and etudes in the keys of G,A,B,C,E,F,B-flat, E-flat,A-flat,D-flat, and F sharp! Companion CD is split-track.
Suitable for all melody instruments. A great selection of tunes by the world’s renowned Shetland fiddler. The CD contains all the tunes in the book played by Aly Bain with full accompaniment by Phil Cunningham on Piano Accordion. 46 Pages.
Here’s a book you’ll be pulling off the shelf for many Christmases to come. A Celtic Fiddle Christmas is a treasury of 24 Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English holiday carols all suitably adorned with Celtic calligraphy. Simple duets for two fiddles, a round for three, and arrangements for solo fiddle with guitar chords are all printed on a large, easy to read staff. From the hauntingly beautiful melodies of the Hebrides, to the ancient airs of Ireland, to the familiar Yuletide tunes of Wales, England and Scotland, these songs are sure to warm your heart and rouse the spirit of this giving season in a way no other music can.
Meticulously collected from recordings, square and contra dances, fiddle contestes, jam sessions and individual fiddlers- this book is meant to provide a snapshot of what American fiddlers were playing and listening to in the latter part of the 20th Century. As the vinyl record format disappears from the marketplace, a great deal of recorded fiddle music will no longer be available. In this book, Stacy Phillips shares the fruits of some timely collecting for all fiddlers to enjoy. Bowings, finge
Traditional and Contempory Tunes. This collection compiled and arranged by Christine Martin and Anne Hughes was originally intended as a follow up book to Ho-ro-gheallaidh but changed into a selection of tunes from Scotland, Shetland, Canada Ireland and England, reflecting old and new tunes popular in sessions. Includes Music for a Found Harmonium.
For those who have exhausted Traditional Tunes for Two Fiddlers Book 1 and by popular request we have produced more fiddle duets from a variety of well known traditional music arrangers. Most of the second parts are easy, some are very easy. Greatselection of marches, jigs and airs by various arrangers. Bowings and chords included.
A collection of interviews of the top fiddlers in the Irish tradition, Handy with the Stick brings together previously published magazine pieces with new work to present a broad view of Irish fiddling. Interviewees include Tommy Peoples, Siobhan Peoples, Paddy Glackin, Matt Cranitch, John Carty, Brendan McGlinchey, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Sarah Blair. Historical pieces include Junior Crehan, Patrick Kelly and Sean Ryan. By looking at players from multiple eras and regional styles, Handy with the Stick deepens our understanding of the people involved in Irish traditional music. Each chapter is accompanied by transcriptions of representative fiddle tunes, some of which are previously unpublished originals.- A collection of interviews of the top fiddlers in the Irish tradition- Includes contemporary and historical figures.- Includes fiddlers from the different regional styles of Irish fiddling.- Includes transcriptions of representative fiddle tunes.
The Fiddle Chord Chart explores Major, Minor, Major 6, Minor 6, Dominant 7th, Diminished, Diminished 7th, and Augmented chords. For each chord quality, several voicings or ways to play the chord are illustrated with easy-to-read fingerboard diagrams. These diagrams display 2-note, 3-note, and 4-note foundational and functional voicings and can be used as a resource for harmony building on the fiddle.