Fiddling: The Basics & Beyond covers the essentials needed to
be a successful fiddler. No matter if you are an experienced player, or
a complete beginner, the four versions of each tune will keep you
challenged. Each tune has etudes that are specifically written to cater
to the techniques that will be needed to play every version of that
There is also information that is specific to each version that
will help you learn faster and understand more. All of this information
is specifically geared to building proper playing technique!
And if that's not enough, there are customized
checklists to help you narrow down what's really important to remember
while practicing each tune. The best part is that all four versions can
be played together so teachers with students at various ability levels
can still play together. The MP3 CD contains more than two hours of
music and is playable on Mac and PC computers as well as MP3 CD players
and DVD players. It includes recordings of many of the songs in the book
at both a slow and normal tempo.
List of Tunes: Boil Them Cabbage Down Cripple Creek Listening Old Joe Clark Chopping Soldiers Joy Arkansas Traveler Turkey in the Straw Rag Time Annie Golden Slippers The Virginia Reel Liberty Red Wing Westphalia Waltz St. Annes Reel Cotton Eyed Joe
These solo instrumental arrangements are faithful to Bernstein's score,
and have been idiomatically adapted to the instruments for these
editions. Each book also includes piano accompaniment and a companion play-along CD with tempo adjustment software for CD-ROM computer
Intermediate to Advanced Level.