Violin / Fiddle Books
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This third collection of memorable Scottish tunes, has been compiled and arranged by Christine Martin and Ann Hughes after numerous requests from musicians for even more tunes.
This fourth book of memorable Scottish tunes is a lively collection for dancing, to supplement the other three collections and add variety to you dances.
A comprehensive tutor for both the absolute beginner and more advanced players who wish to develop their fiddling technique. Contains everything you need to know about the Irish fiddle, including scales, exercises and discussions on such areas as bowing and ornamentation, with a collection of 85 easy to play tunes, jigs, and reels.
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.
A complete beginner's guide to traditional fiddle styles. Learn authentic techniques while playing melodies. Includes techniques on the single shuffle, playing blues, double stops, how to buy a fiddle and how to read music.
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
This collection of memorable Scottish tunes should provide the key for traditional musicians to join in at ceilidhs, sessions, social gatherings etc..
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.
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.
101 excellent traditional dance tunes that, over the years, have been popular in the North-West of England. However, The tunes, were chosen and the settings were derived mainly from manuscripts to be found on The Village Music Project website, along with numerous traditional music books. All are listed inside. The tunes are relatively easy for the average player, are suitable for every instrument associated with traditional music and fall within the range of the D tin whistle, concert flute and D/G melodeon.
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.
Teach yourself authentic bluegrass. Clear instructions from a professional; basics, bowing and left hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance and much more. Plus a complete section on the best bluegrass songs and tunes to learn from. The audio contains demos of the examples contained in the book and backing tracks for several songs.