Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic: Old-Time Fiddle Tunes is absolutely perfect for introducing fiddling to your youngest string players. Eleven tunes from the old-time American fiddling tradition are presented first in a simplified, "basic" version of the tune printed with note names in the note heads. Following the Philharmonic format, the tune is then presented in an "advanced," but still accessible version of the tune. Several options for simple back-ups and very basic improvisation tips are provided for each instrument. Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic keeps each version on its own staff to avoid confusing young readers and lyrics are included where applicable. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.
At last the excitement of traditional folk fiddling can be experienced by your entire string orchestra! Written by two renowned educators, this fun and motivating collection of 16 cross-cultural fiddle tunes is presented in a unique format that makes it perfect for players of any level or age. Each tune includes a solo version, followed by a 3-part "arrangement" for group performance. Chord symbols, for improvisation of additional instruments (guitar, mandolin, etc.) are also included.
Fiddling Fingers presents the ideal way to enrich string classes with fiddle music in six simple lessons that teaches students the basic elements of fiddling. The performances of the tunes on the CD helps them to learn the songs in true fiddling style by listening and joining in, just as if they were sitting in a real fiddling session with an authentic string band. Each tune is also performed at a Learning Speed and then at a Practice Speed to encourage students to learn by listening and playing by ear. Students will learn to play the basic fiddling techniques of shuffles, slides and drones , which can be applied to all fiddling tunes. They will learn how to kick-off a tune and then end it with a tag. They will be encouraged to develop their own fiddling style while applying the basics of good position, listening for good intonation and playing rhythmically. This book contains lyrics, historical backgrounds and suggestions for activities that will expand and deepen an understanding of the fiddling style. It also offers ways for students to monitor their fiddling progress. A glossary is included at the end of the teacher s score and each part that clearly defines all of the fiddling terms used in the book. Fiddling Fingers is the perfect way to add excitement and variety to your string classes, and to expand and enrich the musical life of string players. Included with each book is a supplemental CD of accompaniment and performance tracks.
Inspired by the Celtic circles of ancient Scotland, Bonnie paints a musical picture through time, joining the heavens and earth to the cycles of everyday life. Performed on Scottish fiddle with gold medal piper Eric Rigler on the Great Highland bagpipe, Scottish smallpipes and uilleann pipes. Also accompanied by guitar, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, bass and bodhran. Includes North Highland tunes from The Patrick McDonald Collection, 1784, pipe marches, strathspeys, jigs and reels, laments and traditional favorites.
This exciting series for violin by Santorella Publications has brought enthusiasm to lessons, practice sessions & recitals. Veteran author & educator Larry McCabe has filled each book with wonderful arrangements that are stylistically authentic, full sounding, yet technically accessible as each arrangement is in the first position. This edition of Irish Fiddling has quickly risen to the top of our sales chart which is the reason we chose to add a CD to this best seller. This newly revised edition includes a CD with alternating performance & accompaniment tracks to listen learn and emulate an authentic fiddler. We also offer a separate accompaniment book, should you prefer a live pianist.
This exciting new series for violin by Santorella Publications will bring enthusiasm to lessons, practice sessions & recitals. Veteran author & educator Larry McCabe has filled each book with wonderful arrangements that are stylistically authentic, full sounding, yet technically accessible as each arrangement is in the first position. We also offer a separate accompaniment book for each volume. Expand your artistic horizons while exploring the magic and diversity of these wonderful styles. The Magic of Light Classical Fiddling from Santorella Publications features an assortment of classics which are unique, yet serve as the basic foundation of all future studies. Any one of these fifteen timeless standards is suitable for performance and ideally suggested for every students daily practice routine.
This exciting new series for violin by Santorella Publications will bring enthusiasm to lessons, practice sessions & recitals. Veteran author & educator Larry McCabe has filled each book with wonderful arrangements that are stylistically authentic, full sounding, yet technically accessible as each arrangement is in the first position. We also offer a separate accompaniment book for each volume. Expand your artistic horizons while exploring the magic and diversity of these wonderful styles. The Magic of Appalachian Fiddling from Santorella Publications features an assortment of traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes chosen to represent our historical roots in early American culture. This collection of Reels, Gospels, Waltzes, Mountain Songs, Minstrel & Civil War Songs, Rags, Blues& Tin Pan Alleys are very rarely found in print. Every one of these twenty-four authentic "Mountain Fiddle" tunes captures the sounds of a simpler time and provides a unique look into the cultural development of rural America. This Santorella Publication is perfect for practice & performance and provides an opportunity to explain to every student the significant role their instrument played in our country's birth.
A collection of early 20th Century swing standards for the fiddle complete with a separate pull-out for piano accompaniment and suggested guitar chords. These settings can be played as written or serve as departure points for improvisation.
This book of original pieces is intended to give the beginning fiddler an immediate grasp of the fundamentals of fiddling in an instructive yet enjoyable way. The authors assume that the student is capable of reading music in the first position in various keys. Rare in fiddle notation- a tablature
One hundred great fiddle solos and duets on reels, waltzes, jigs, hornpipes, two-steps, breakdowns, clogs, and schottisches by well-known Canadian fiddle Bill Guest. This book was compiled mainly for the violin student who is interested in learning to play old-time fiddle music. Suggested bowings are marked in some tunes. Chord symbols are included for accompaniment.
This collection is an absolutely perfect way to introduce Celtic fiddling to your youngest string players! Eleven tunes from the Celtic fiddling tradition are presented first in a simplified, very easy "Basic" version of the tune printed with note names in the note heads. The tune is also presented in an "Advanced," but still accessible version of the tune. Lyrics are included where applicable. The optional accompaniment CD features recordings of the Basic and the Advanced tune as well as a back-up track for play-along at home or in class.
Contains two dozen arrangements of tunes for the beginning fiddler or violinist. This book begins with the easiest arrangements and progresses in difficulty. Each tune is written in music notation with chord changes followed by a fingering chart.
An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy fiddle. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation with bow directions. The audio recording contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with guitar accompaniment. 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. 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. Irish music is rightly popular all over the world. The haunting beauty of the slow airs and infectious foot-tapping rhythms of jigs and reels are here to be discovered in this selection of great traditional music. Includes access to online audio.