This is a note-for-note transcription of Bonnie Rideout’s Kindred Spirits recording. Bonnie Rideout is a master of the Scottish Fiddling genre. In her words, “It has been my desire to create a musical portrait honoring the contributions, great and small, that women have made to the Scots culture over the centuries. Most of the music was written by men who were inspired by women. The titles portray women of all social levels. They are lovers, patrons, employers, connoisseurs, drunkards, and cheats. On the final track of the Kindred Spirits recording is an original piobaireachd (pibroch). I wrote it as a eulogy to Scots women who have passed on the legacy of honest hard work and pride in their own traditions: a legacy which has served to nourish the human spirit.”
Martin Hayes of County Clare is the most eloquent fiddler to come out of Ireland in many a year. The whole gamut of human emotions can be found in his playing, from gentle yearning to soul-filled longing, and from mischievous playfulness to fierce passion. The spirit of Irish music is captured here in approximately 25 tunes presented singly or in complimentary pairs and medleys.
A collection of 167 Scottish fiddle tunes compiled and arranged by Alan Lerwick, including: Reels and Scotch Measures, Strathspeys, Jigs, Hornpipes, Waltzes, Descriptive Tunes, Marches, Slow Airs and Laments, and more. Includes historical notes, playing tips, and photos.
(String Letter Publishing). Explore the world of jazz violin with one of America's finest jazz and swing violinists, Jeremy Cohen. With this book, violinists can: practice soloing and improvising along with a recorded Hot-Club-style band * learn melodies and solos to 16 great jazz standards * build strength, stamina, focus, and improvising skills by jamming with the band. Includes audio tracks online with full-band accompaniment.
Learn to play traditional Irish melodies on the cello. This book covers traditional articulations, concepts, and practices of Irish music, many traditionally for fiddle, but here adapted to the cello. It includes technical lessons and a tune book of over 100 traditional Irish melodies. Includes online access to demonstration and play-along tracks featuring a traditional Irish ensemble. You will learn to play Irish melodies using traditional articulations and performance nuances, such as cuts, pats, rolls, and slurs. You'll also learn to recognize distinguishing features of song forms, adapt melodies to the cello, play in a traditional Irish ensemble, and much more.
This collection presents solo violin/fiddle arrangements from the Maggie's Music CD Early American Roots by the Hesperus Early Music Ensemble. It includes a cross-section of popular American instrumental music from before, and just after, the American Revolution, including country dance tunes, improvisations, and shape note hymns. The dance music in this collection represents two basic genres of dance: country dances and cotillions. All the tunes in this book are playable on the standard-tuned fiddle (violin). The tunes have been arranged in the order found on the album as much as possible. Chords are provided to identify the harmonic structure of each piece as well as to give the opportunity for the use of an accompanying instrument, such as the guitar.
Edward Huws Jones' popular series of traditional fiddle repertoire, now available with an expertly-recorded audio CD. Containing colorful instrumental backing tracks and full demonstrations, the new audio resource will aid and inspire your private practice and public performance alike. The violin edition includes an optional easy violin part and guitar chords, while the complete edition also includes both keyboard and violin accompaniments. Either format is highly flexible, which means the music can be played as solos, duets or trios as well as with larger ensembles.
* This copy does NOT include a play-along CD