Folk Strings is a collection of folk melodies from around the world arranged for strings. This collection includes melodies in a variety of moods and with rhythmic patterns which are representative of their country of origin. The arrangements in Folk Strings can be effective with players at a variety of levels. Less experienced players can play the melody line. In order to provide maximum flexibility, the collection is available in a number of instrumentations. The melody is passed around so that all members of the ensemble can have the opportunity to play the tune. Score and parts are marked with "Melody" and "Harmony" to help players bring out the melody at the appropriate moment.
Title: Folk Strings, Edited by Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc.
Universal Edition's World Music collection captures the exotic sounds and traditions from around the world. The companion CD includes performance tracks with correct phrasing and backing tracks for an accompanied performance. Piano accompaniment part also included. Advanced-intermediate level.
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Italian Folk Music for Mandolin is an enjoyable
collection of pieces from various parts of northern, central and
southern Italy. This anthology includes complete texts and translations
of the songs with accurate accompanying arrangements for two mandolins,
or violin and guitar. The selections include medieval and Renaissance
instrumental folk dances, sixteenth-century Neapolitan Villanelle, work
songs, lullabies, narrative ballads, prisoner songs, and popular dances
including tarantellas, pizzica, Sardinian ballo tondo, quadrille, waltz
and saltarello. The book includes an accompanying CD of all the pieces
Traditional Folk Tunes for String Quartet: Kitchen Girls and Durang's Hornpipe
Liven up your repertoire with the traditional fiddle tune, "Kitchen Girls", and the American fiddle favorite, "Durang's Hornpipe". "Kitchen Girls" draws on swift bow rhythms and gives each instrument an expressive melodic voice and a chance to be part of an unstoppable interlocking groove. The unconventional arrangement of "Durang's Hornpipe" is rife with rhythmic textures and lush harmonies that are sure to inspire adventurous quartets. Score and parts.
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.
12 easy folk songs for two violins. Both violinists are of equal importance and the melody moves frequently
from one player to another. The melody part contains embellishments
typical of the style. First position, easy arpeggios and double stops required.
I'll Fly Away Halleluja All through the Night Farewell Rosanna The Rolling of the Stones Oh Happy Day Scarborough Fair Shenandoah This is Your Land Morning has Broken Like a Rolling Stone The Foggy Dew
Bags of American Folk is packed with folk songs you will know and love, arranged by leading string pedagogue Mary Cohen especially for Late Beginner Level players. From Simple Gifts to Shenandoah, The Yellow Rose of Texas to On Top of Old Smokey, this collection of 39 songs will be perfect for consolidation work, sight-reading practice or just for fun!
This book explores Celtic styles for the mandolin. It is a great
addition for musicians looking to begin learning Celtic music or expand
their repertoire. Traditional Irish and Scottish music as well as
contemporary Celtic compositions are presented. The book includes
standard notation and tablature, with play-along tracks in the
Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben
Winship have crafted this beginning mandolin method book based on the
solid system created by Wicklund for the best-selling books, The
American Fiddle Method. Using clear illustrations and lucid
explanations, the authors guide beginning mandolin players through
necessary skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting,
picking technique, creating good tone, chop chord and open chord backup.
Students learn the techniques while mastering over thirty common jam
tunes, which they can practice with using the accompanying audio.