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
Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling
This collection features 37 classic favorites. The two enhanced CDs feature piano accompaniments for each piece as well as tempo adjustment software for CD-ROM computer use. Available as parts, CDs or as a set. Late intermediate/advanced level.
Air on the G String (Bach)
Menuet from Quintet in E (Boccherini)
La Serenata (Braga)
Kol Nidrei (Bruch)
Beau Soir (Debussy)
La Cinquantaine (Gabriel-Marie)
Loin du Bal (Gillet)
Berceuse from Jocelyn (Godard)
Hejre Kati (Jubay)
The Son of the Puszta (Kéler-Béla)
Belle Nuit (Offenbach)
Spanish Dance (Rehfeld)
Le Cygne (Saint-Saëns)
L'Abeille (Schubert, François)
Ave Maria, Serenade (Schubert, Franz)
Walther's Prize-Song (Wagner)
15 songs from the timeless children's cartoon series arranged for solo instrumentalists. Includes an enhanced Play-Along CD that when used on a Mac or PC can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch.