Learn to Play Irish Fiddle by Philip John Berthoud. An excellent introduction to Irish fiddling for the absolute beginner. This book uses a progressive approach, beginning with holding the instrument, playing easy tunes, and finally playing traditional Irish tunes. Also includes two companion CD's and a reference section that includes music notation information and a glossary of Irish fiddle terms.
Beethoven and Schubert: The Complete Parts to 90 Orchestral Masterworks on CD-ROM (Volume 1)
Complete parts to orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM. These unprecedented collections give musicians the opportunity to build a personal library of orchestra repertoire at an incredibly low price. The CD-ROM contains the same published parts musicians have been using for many years. If these parts were purchased separately, this collection would easily cost $500 or more. Works are viewable and printable on PC or Macintosh. No access codes or special software is required. The CD uses Abode Acrobat Reader technology, which is included on the CD.
Title: Beethoven and Schubert: The Complete Parts to 90 Orchestral Masterworks on CD-ROM (Volume 1), Published by CD Sheet Music, LLC,
The Hal Leonard Fiddle Method is the perfect introduction to playing folk, bluegrass, and country styles on the violin. Many traditional tunes are included to illustrate a variety of techniques. The accompanying CD includes 90 tracks for demonstration and play-along. Lessons cover: instrument selection & care; playing positions; slides & slurs; bowing; music theory; drones; cross-tuning; and other essential topics.
Two Romances for Violin, Op. 40 in G and Op. 50 in F
Two Romances for Violin, Op. 40 in G and Op. 50 in F by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Play the great classics with Hal Leonard's Classical Play-Along Series. Listen to the full performance tracks to hear how the piece sounds with a professional orchestra, and then play along using the accompaniment tracks. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch. No separate piano part included.
An inspiring collection of favorite melodies, clearly presented with playalong CD for the advanced beginner. These pieces have been chosen and arranged to build a repertoire for performance and for fun, and include well-known classical melodies, showstoppers, jazz hits, folk songs, popular tunes, and film & TV themes. Complete with chord symbols for accompaniment on piano, keyboard or guitar, this volume is the perfect companion to A New Tune A Day for Violin Book 1.
Title: A New Tune a Day Performance Pieces for Violin, Edited by Ned Bennett, Published by Boston Music Co., Item number: BMC11781
The book is designed to make the personal aspects of traditional Irish fiddle playing, improvisation and interpretation, accessible to novice players. Drawing on his experience writing out reels, jigs and other tunes for new players at a North London session and teaching fiddle, the author conveys what to do with tunes to make them your own. The first part of the book discusses such subjects as the "language" of traditional music, posture, bowing, and effective practice, with a detailed analysis of left and right hand technique. The second section is a selection of tunes that demonstrate the ideas in the first part. The aim of the book is to allow the player to look more closely at their technique while also improving accuracy and speed. A recording adds an extra dimension to the learning experience.
Title: Irish Fiddle Playing, Edited by Philip John Berthoud, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 99402BCD