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This book of original pieces is intended to give the beginning fiddler an immediate grasp of the fundamentals of fiddling in an instructive yet enjoyable way. The authors assume that the student is capable of reading music in the first position in various keys. Rare in fiddle notation- a tablature system is included with suggested fingerings below each line of music. Melodies are shown with chord symbols for guitar, banjo, or piano accompaniment. A companion CD is included-all at a great price!
£8.95
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 There seemed a need to have this material easily available for reference as some of the tunes are unpublished and many are available only in pipe tune settings.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.
£13.99

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.

£28.50

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.

£20.99

Beginning with a section of easy arrangements of popular Cajun tunes, this book progresses to more difficult solos based on the playing of various fiddlers including Dewey Balfa, Michael Doucet, Doug Kershaw, and Rufus Thibodeaux.

£16.99

This engaging book is filled with fiddle instruction, lyrics, tune histories, chords, playing tips, vintage photos, and more for learning to play the fiddle. A companion recording entitled "Southern Mountain Classics" is also available on CD.

£18.99

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.

£8.95

Like its companion, AIRS FOR PAIRS, this book contains twenty-one tunes from Britain and Ireland.

£10.95
This book is for beginning fiddlers and no prior playing experience or note reading ability is required. The solos are written in both standard notation and tablature and whilst writing the arrangements, the author considered the small hands of children. Each tune is in the first position. Most of the notes are on the first three strings and there are no bowings or fingerings that present inordinate technical difficulties.
£16.99

A great collection of folk songs arranged for violinists of Grade 2 to 3 standard to enjoy. There are simple piano accompaniments and the CD contains inspiring demonstration and play-along backing tracks.

£24.99

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.

£20.99

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.

£16.99

A comprehensive resource to prepare intermediate and advanced cello students to play fiddle music. CD included.

£26.99

50 Tunes Volume 1 for Fiddle is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the fiddle.

£12.99

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.

£8.99
Swedish fiddle music has been greatly influenced by the surrounding countries. Evidence of this can be found in the names of some types of tunes, such as Polska from Poland, Schottis (a schottische) from Scotland, and Engelska from England. Other popular types of tunes included in this collection are gånglåt which is a kind of march, brudmarsch which is a wedding tune, skänklåt which is played at weddings when gifts are given to the bride and groom, and vals (a waltz). With Swedish music being v
£18.99
This book is a follow-up to “Irish Fiddle Playing: A Guide for the Serious Player”.
£17.99

Jazz Fiddle Wizard is a book/CD set tailored for string players who want to learn to improvise in the jazz tradition. The book contains practical theory lessons, presenting rhythms and scales that are immediately put to use. Concepts are introduced progressively, requiring comprehension of previously introduced techniques and terminology. Each lesson includes a theory section and an exercise or performance section.

£20.99
This volume builds on the techniques explained in Children's Fiddling Method Volume 1. While created with children in mind, this book is equally well suited for adults, violinists, and string teachers. 2 Cd's included.
£18.99
Philip John Berthoud's Irish Fiddle Playing has been carefully designed to make the personal aspects of traditional Irish fiddle playing, improvisation and interpretation, accessible to novice players.
£10.99
As both a championship fiddler and superb teacher, Carol Ann Wheeler brings all her talents to bear in this fiddling book written especially for young children.
£20.99
Part of the American Fiddle Method, this book has been devised by expert fiddlers Brian Wicklund and April Verch to teach fiddlers the Canadian style.
£24.99
Over 425 reels, jigs, "set-tunes," waltzes, marches, strathspeys, and airs transcribed from the playing of traditional fiddlers make this a "must have" title.
£10.99
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.

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