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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book shows how Mark adapted what he learned from Benny Thomasson to produce an original voice in fiddle tune variation, becoming the most celebrated fiddle in recent history. Contains meticulously accurate transcriptions of the album of the same name. Includes hoe-downs, schottisches, waltzes, jigs, rags and polkas. The text details the first phase of Mark's career, during which he established a new standard for old-time fiddling. Several of the arrangements are presented more than once, wi
This unique book presents authentic and fun multiple fiddle arrangements in the following styles: old-time, bluegrass, western swing, waltzes, and more. Playing hints are included for all of the tunes.
A unique collection of 66 fiddle tunes illustrating the major regional styles found across America and Canada. This book contains rare vintage photographs, player's biographical profiles, historical and performance notes, bowing indications, and information on cross-tunings and the American institution of fiddle contests. The authors have collaborated brilliantly on this labor of love to produce a definitive volume of tunes transcribed from recordings by many of the best fiddlers in North Americ
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book and two CD set 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.
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.