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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book presents a general survey of American Fiddling. The author's intent is to teach the basics of Fiddling by beginning with essential bowings and fingerings, and progressing from simple to more complex renditions of tunes. As Fiddling is an aural tradition and fiddlers from different parts of the country play a given tune in many ways, tunes included in this book are offered only as themselves. The author has attempted to present usable fingerings, bowings and explanations of each of the 49 tunes in this book. The end result is the most widely-used Fiddle-method available! The online audio is in split-track format, allowing the fiddler to play with the Fiddle solo, Guitar and/or Fiddle accompaniment, or both! Contains every tune in the book.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.