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
This book is filled with wonderful arrangements that are stylistically authentic, full-sounding, yet technically accessible (each arrangement is in the first position). Suitable for recitals, or just practice. Chord symbols are included or you may purchase the piano accompaniment part. Includes a diverse sampling of Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, and airs.
Title: The Magic of Irish Fiddling, By McCabe, Larry, Published by Santorella Publications, Ltd.
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
This book is a follow-up to "Irish Fiddle Playing: A Guide for the Serious Player" (99402BCD). The student will gain a deeper knowledge of fiddle playing and improve their overall playing and musical understanding. As with the first book in the series, it contains pieces of advice from the author's 25 years of playing music. The format of the book is similar to this first book. Section 1 deals with various aspects of fiddle playing. Section 2 contains a selection of mostly well-known tunes, fully transcribed with variations, embellishments/ornaments. These tunes are all included on the accompanying recording. Subjects include:
fingering and bowing techniques
playing with other musicians
converting from classical to traditional
improvising in songs
Title: Irish Fiddle Playing: Volume 2, Edited by Philip John Berthoud, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 99776BCD
by Abby Newton. Includes Catskill Mountain Air, Loftus Jones, Sister Jean, Tarboltan Lodge, Crossing to Ireland, Independence Trail and many more traditional tunes. Written in bass clef. Late intermediate to advanced level. 31 pgs.
Title: Crossing To Scotland: Celtic Music For Cello, Published by Mel Bay Publications