The authors of the acclaimed Fiddlers Philharmonic have done it again with Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore! On a similar level as the first book, Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore! Enables the entire orchestra to experience the fun and excitement of traditional folk fiddling. Follows the same format as the first series.
Title: Fiddlers Philharmonic Encore, Edited by Dabczynski, Andrew H. and Phillips, Bob, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
A set of tunes that sound great with beginning string players. These old-time fiddle tunes have roots in Irish, British, Scottish and African folk music as well as 19th century popular music. Students with various levels of ability can learn the tunes and play them together using the unique and effective Fiddlers Philharmonic format. All parts can be played together using any combination.
Title: Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic: Old-Time Fiddle Tunes, By Dabczynsku and Phillips, Published by Highland/Etling
This collection contains 14 arrangements of 22 traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland in a variety of styles including jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, strathspeys, waltzes and airs. The harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano, to duets and trios, to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. The cello book includes melody (solo) cello, cello harmony, bass and piano accompaniment. All of the Celtic Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books (Violin, Viola and Cello/Bass) are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books or together as ensemble.
Title: Celtic Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
19 duets for string players with some experience in playing in the first position, including: All Through the Night; God Save the Queen; Greensleeves ;Irish Washerwoman; Scarborough Fair; Simple Simon; and more.
Includes optional viola part.
Title: English and Irish Duets for Violin, Edited by Nico Dezaire and Martine Mussies, Published by De Haske Publications, Item number: 44000711
This method encourages creativity in the student by including variations to the tunes and illustrating how they can serve as a basis for improvisation. To assist in the development of ensemble skills, chords and lyrics, basic music theory, and demonstrations of such skills as backup and lead playing are included. A CD for listening and play-along captures the excitement of the music and aids instruction. This book is beneficial for both fiddle students and classical Suzuki violin students.
Title: The American Fiddle Method, By Wicklund, B. and Farr, F., Published by Mel Bay Publications
This collection includes many favourite Irish fiddle tunes. Some are easy to play, others more challenging. The bowing techniques, ornamentation and other aspects of playing style summarized in the introduction will be familiar to readers of Pete's earlier book, the Complete Irish Fiddle Player, as will source musicians like Julia Clifford, Tommy Peoples, Lucy Farr, John Doherty and Padraig O'Keeffe. Here though, instead of proceeding in 'fiddle method' style from simpler to more complex tunes, regional repertoire and styles are explored. Grouped in sets for performance, the tunes from any one tradition can be of varying levels of difficulty. Less experienced players may find sets 5, 6 and 29, for example, quite approachable, as well as the first reel in set 14 and the second single jig in set 15. All tunes included on companion CD.
Title: Irish Fiddle Solos: 64 Pieces for the Violin, Edited by Pete Cooper, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20919BCD
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
Basic Shuffles, Swing Grooves and Scales are all covered. Will have any classically-trained violinist sounding like an authentic bluegrass or Celtic fiddler in no time. Includes CD with all 22 tunes played slow and fast! Music includes chords for accompaniment. Teaches various forms of shuffle bowing.
Title: Fiddling for Classical Stiffs (Violin Version), By Caner, Edward M., Published by Latham Music, Item number: VN24