Teach yourself authentic bluegrass fiddle with this book. The book contains clear instructions on the basics: bowing and left-hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance, and much more, as well as a complete selection of the best bluegrass songs to learn from. Written by Matt Glaser, chairman of the String Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980.
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Teach yourself how to play violin with our easy violin lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.*** "A very intuitive, easy to understand book. I recommend it to all my students and with practice, hear and see their results." - G. Hennessy Progressive Beginner Violin contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great violin player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson violin tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of violins including electric violin for beginners. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the violin is required to teach yourself to learn to play violin from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play violin notes for beginners and violin scales for beginners • All essential right and left hand techniques including how to hold the violin, various bowing techniques and how to play pizzicato • How to play scales, melodies and studies in major and minor keys • Easy to understand violin music theory including key signatures, time signatures, note values and rests needed for reading violin music for beginners • Violin tuning • Violin tips and violin tricks that every player should know when learning violin • Shortcuts for how to learn violin fast by getting the most from violin practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the violin today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners fiddle lessons written by a professional violin teacher • Easy-to-read violin music • Full color photos and diagrams • 64 violin exercises and popular easy violin songs for beginners in classical violin, world music fiddle, bluegrass fiddle and folk fiddle styles Beginner violin lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the violin, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's violin lessons for beginners are used by students and violin teachers worldwide to learn how to play violin. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted violin lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.
North American Fiddle Music: A Research and Information Guide is the first large-scale annotated bibliography and research guide on the fiddle traditions of the United States and Canada. These countries, both of which have large immigrant populations as well as Native populations, have maintained fiddle traditions that, while sometimes faithful to old-world or Native styles, often feature blended elements from various traditions. Therefore, researchers of the fiddle traditions in these two countries can not only explore elements of fiddling practices drawn from various regions of the world, but also look at how different fiddle traditions can interact and change. In addition to including short essays and listings of resources about the full range of fiddle traditions in those two countries, it also discusses selected resources about fiddle traditions in other countries that have influenced the traditions in the United States and Canada.
From the author’s preface: “This book was conceived four years ago, almost to the day, at a time when I was teaching fiddle and mandolin in New York City. It was my idea then, with my students in mind, to compile a book of the most often played, most important and most interesting fiddle tunes from the various Celtic and North American traditions. The tunes were chosen by cataloging a large number of recordings by tune title. A tally was taken to find out which had been recorded most often. This established a foundation of material that could not be left out. To this list I added the names of other pieces which had not been recorded as frequently, but which I knew were played regularly and with respect. I admit to sprinkling the collection with a few lesser known tunes which happen to be personal favorites, but I am sure they will hold their own when placed next to the old war horses of the fiddler’s repertoire. . . . Although I started out with my students in mind this book has turned out to be the book that I’ve always wanted and I hope that it will serve the advanced player as well as the beginner.”
Designed for beginning fiddle students, these 36 lessons present basic techniques by applying them to fiddle tunes. Reading music is unnecessary, as the lessons are explained step by step, and fingerings are given for every note. Each version builds on the previous one and helps students to create their own arrangements. Includes a split- track CD. Forty-eight songs from the book are on the CD.
The Guitar Picker’s Fakebook gathers together in one volume the most-played, most-requested, most useful tunes from the full complement of regional and national styles. Included in the over 250 tunes are jigs, reels, and hornpipes from the British Isles and the US; Old-Time breakdowns and rags; marches and strathspeys from Scotland and Nova Scotia/Cape Breton; Texas Style and Western Swing tunes; New England contra dances; and much more. In some cases several popular variants of a tune are given.
Calls, Dance Movements, Music, Glossary, Bibliography, Discography, and Directories
Author: Margot Gunzenhauser
This comprehensive guide to traditional style square and contra dancing, sometimes referred to as country dancing, covers both music and style and gives background information on various dance types and calling techniques. Ninety dances, presented in chapters according to type (mixers, progressive circles, contra, Southern mountain style, squares and others), in a wide variety of formations are described with drawings and diagrams for many of the movements. A glossary of terms, a directory of addresses (organizations; vendors of books, recordings and audio equipment; and dance camps), and an annotated discography and bibliography are also provided.
The classic resonator guitar sound is currently popping up in all types of music ranging from country to bluegrass to blues to rock. Resonator Guitar is a fun instrument to play. Janet Davis has taught people of all ages to play resonator guitar and in her own words, They all have a good time pickin' and grinnin'. This is a very easy method to follow and it will teach you basics of resonator performance including both chording and single note playing using the slide bar. Also, you will play bluegrass, old-time country, blues, Hawaiian, fiddle tunes, folk songs and more. This method covers an extremely wide and diverse array of topics. If you want to play Dobro, this book will show you how! In tablature only.