Exam Syllabus: GSMD Violin Grade: 5
Favourite jazz and blues numbers. A flexible format and extra optional parts makes these ideal for solos or duets. The Complete edition includes a violin part, keyboard accompaniment with optional violin accompaniment, easy violin and guitar.
Frankie and Johnny;
Good Morning Blues;
House of the Rising Sun;
Lullaby of Birdland;
Number Twelve Train;
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes;
Title: Jazz, Blues and Ragtime for Violin and Piano, Published by Boosey and Hawkes, Item numbers: 95221, 95238
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, Item numbers: 95406, 95406CD, 95406CDP
Arranger: Deborah Greenblatt. This collection of more than 30 Cajun tunes is intended as a stepping stone for those who are new to the Cajun tradition. Because it's difficult to adequately capture the spicy, unique flavor of Cajun music in standard music notation, the specific notes and bowings in this book are but suggestions; the spirit in the music is quite infectious, and quickly you will find your toes tappin', your fingers flyin', and your bow dancing! Includes a list of sources for Cajun recordings, a discography, and a bio of arranger Deborah Greenblatt. Now with CD!
Title: Cajun Fiddle Tune Book, Edited by Deborah Greenblatt, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 00273
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., Item numbers: TS364, TS365
Explore the rich musical heritage of 18th-century Sweden! This varied selection includes dances, song arrangements and a trio sonata with a wide range of techniques ranging from easy to intermediate. CD included, with complete performances as well as play-along tracks.
Title: Tune Up the Fiddle, Edited by Jeremy Barlow, Published by Edition Schott, Item number: 49015616
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