This collection includes both didactic compositions of J.S. Bach as well as arrangements of several of his most popular works. All of the pieces are in easy keys with few accidentals and are played in first position. Most of the piano accompaniments double the violin to aid in performance.
Bourrée (from French Suite No. 5, BMV 816)
Bourrée (from French Overture)
Gavotte (from French Suite No. 5, BMV 816)
Gavotte (from Sixth Violoncello Solo Sonata)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Chorale from Cantata No. 147)
March (from Anna Magdalena's Notebook)
Menuet (from Anna Magdalena's Notebook)
Menuet (from Anna Magdalena's Notebook)
Musette (from Anna Magdalena's Notebook)
Sheep May Safely Graze (from the Birthday Cantata)
Wow your audience with four dozen pro techniques and three sizzling tunes to show them off (including "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"), with this 4-hour 2-DVD set. A lifetime course for the price of one lesson! Intermediate to advanced; for fiddle or classical "cross-over" players. Includes: Interactive-Study what you want, when you want; Lots of flashy techniques - a lesson devoted to each; Friendly, measure-by-measure tune instruction - hear, see, play along; Play-alongs in both slow and performance tempos; Easy and Hot versions of each tune, with interchangeable licks; Fun practice lick for each technique. Book contains all the music on the DVD.
Title: Hot Fiddle! Book and 2 Interactive DVDs, By Willis, Mary Ann, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20609DP
From the creators of BARRAGE comes this useful collection of fiddle tunes for the beginning violinist. For the violin student who wishes to learn the violin style of BARRAGE, here is an excellent place to start. To help cultivate the techniques outlined in the Introductory Collection, some short preparatory scales and exercises have been included at the start of the book. All tunes have been arranged for up to 4 violins and piano/guitar. An Enhanced CD-Rom is included; this CD allows one to print off the piano/guitar accompaniments from a computer, and, when inserted into one's stereo, allows for play along with pre-recorded piano accompaniment track.
Title: The Fiddle Club: Introductory Album (Barrage), Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20620BCD
Concept and Study for the Violinist: The Lobko Method
Unify understanding of playing violin all over the fingerboard in the most rational and comfortable way and facilitate seeing technical solutions, even in sight reading any musical composition. Methodical directions, short and comprehensive, will help examine and revise the very way you handle a violin and bow. The roots of great success or unexplainable failure often lay in simple little mistakes grown into habits. Genius ideas scattered through the books of the best violin teachers of the past are brought here in simple and easy to follow formulas.
Title: Concept and Study for the Violinist: The Lobko Method, By Lobko, Mikhail, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20694
(Editor: Richard Jones) This four-volume graded anthology acts as an introduction to the style and repertoire of Baroque music for solo violin and continuo. All the major composers and violin virtuosi of the day are represented in the anthology, from Corelli to Vivaldi and from Bach to Telemann. Overall, the first three books progress from about Grade 2 to Grade 7 and the contents of each are arranged approximately in order of difficulty. Book 4 contains longer works and complete sonatas, including two hitherto unpublished sonatas by Albinoni.
This book is for beginning and intermediate fiddlers. No prior playing experience or note reading ability is required. The solos are written in both standard notation and tablature. While writing the arrangements, the author considered the small hands of children. Each tune is in the first position. Most of the notes are on the first three strings and there are no bowings or fingerings that present inordinate technical difficulties.
Every song in the book is included on the companion CD. The tunes are recorded at a moderate speed, and include count-off notes and rhythm guitar accompaniment.
Title: Easiest Fiddle Tunes for Children, By McCabe, Larry, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21247BCD
An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy fiddle. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation with bow directions. An accompanying CD contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with guitar accompaniment.
The collection contains airs, well known songs, polkas, slip jigs, slides, double jigs, hornpipes and reels, all of which are specially arranged by the author with the beginning/intermediate fiddle player in mind. On the CD, the tunes are played 2 or 3 times, so you can really get into the feel of the tune, when playing along. The speed of the tunes is quite slow, but not so slow as to take away from the essential feel of the music.
Title: Irish Music for Fiddle Made Easy, Edited by Philip John Berthoud, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21354BCD