By Peter Cooper. This practical guide to the art of Irish fiddle playing presents 80 traditional tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, and more, all complete with bowing and chords. This course is not for the total beginner on violin. You need to be able to play at least simple pieces in first position. Music reading ability is also recommended.
Title: The Complete Irish Fiddle Player, Published by Mel Bay Publications
The Fiddle Series provides a valuable resource of fiddle tunes for anyone interested in this style of music. The authors, music instructors, include various makings (bar numbers, fingerings, and bowings) which are helpful in teaching, especially in group situations. Several of the tunes in this collection includes parts for two violins. The tunes in this book have been recorded by the Calgary Fiddlers and are available on CD. On the recording, the tunes have been grouped into medleys which follow the order of the book.
Title: The Fiddle Club Book 2 (Barrage), Published by Mel Bay Publications
This book attempts to capture, in a concise manner, some of the diverse sounds that help to make mountain fiddling the exciting art that it is today. All pieces in first position. Chord symbols provided, or you may wish to purchase the companion piano accompaniment.
Title: The Magic of Appalachian Fiddling, By McCabe, Larry, Published by Santorella Publications, Ltd.
The Fiddle Club is an educational series of books and recording each featuring a unique collection of traditional and original folk tunes. It provides a valuable resource of fiddle tunes for anyone interested in this style of music. The authors, music instructors, included various markings (bar numbers, fingerings, and bowings) which are helpful in teaching, especially in group situations. Several of the tunes in this first collection include parts for two violins. The tunes in this book have been recorded by the Calgary Fiddlers and are available on CD. In the recording, the tunes have been grouped into medleys which follow the order of the book. For those individuals who would like to perform this material, a piano and guitar accompaniment edition is available for each collection.
Title: The Fiddle Club Book 1 (Barrage), Published by Mel Bay Publications
21 pieces from around the world, creatively arranged for viola. The book contains piano accompaniments, as well as a second, easy viola part for beginners. The CD features accompaniment backing tracks, as well as full performances. Contents: Carolan's Air; Red-Haired Boy; Makin Whoopee; The Flower of the Quern; A Hero's Farewell; On the Balcony; Little Sadie; Blackberry Blossom; La Cumparsita and many more.
Title: The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection, Edited by Edward Huws Jones, Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Item number: 48019596
This arrangement of the widely known Civil War-era fiddle tune "Soldier's Joy" will be a hit with your ensemble or school string program. Challenge yourself and your fellow musicians with the traditional melody of this American hoedown. "Whiskey Before Breakfast" is yet another fun addition to your repertoire. Covered by the likes of Doc Watson and the String Cheese Incident, this tune has strong roots in the British Isles. This lively arrangement offers an accompaniment that takes on a traditional American "boom-chuck" bowing pattern. Score and Parts.
Nick Barber has been part of traditional English music sessions up and down the country for many years. His copious notes have resulted in this tune book suitable for any melody instrument (fiddle, accordion, tinwhistle, recorder, etc.). The tunes are accurately transcribed, referring to original sources wherever possible. Also included is information about each tune, with Nick's choice of chords suitable for squeezebox and guitar players alike. If you'd like to join in with the delights of sharing tunes with others in an English session, this book is a good reference point. Every tune is a gem, tried and tested by generations of players who have made the tunes what they are today.
Title: Nick Barber's English Choice, By Barber, Nick, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: A189