violin music from around the world with audio backing and performance tracks
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
(Boosey & Hawkes Miscellaneous). This sequel to The Fiddler Playalong Collection, Volume 1 includes 18 more popular international pieces from Huws Jones' Fiddler Collections series. Includes principal violin melody part at an intermediate level, easy violin part for beginners, guitar chords, plus a choice of piano accompaniment or a more advanced violin accompaniment (teacher's part). CD includes audio backing and full performance tracks. Contents include: Red-Haired Boy * The Bridal * Paragon Rag * Mrs. McLeod's Reel * Blackberry Blossom * Away in a Manger * La Cumparsita * and more!
This book, with accompanying video, is the second and final volume in the Glengarry Collection of Aonghas Grant's Highland fiddle repertoire. The book contains 188 additional slow airs, marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs and hornpipes. Accompanying stories, history and photographs provide additional background to the tunes. This collection focuses on the core of Grant's music - Highland fiddling, and its connections to pipe tunes and Gaelic songs. Some of these tunes have never been published before, while others are only available in out-of-print books and pipe settings. The collection also includes a number of tunes composed by Grant, and ones composed in his honor. The tunes are fully chorded in a style representative of Grant's band experience. Transcriptions of his bowings, grace notes and stories provide insight into his playing style. Accompanying photos richlyillustrate Grant's music, including images of musicians, family, and scenes from his various careers. The accompanying video download available online includes recordings of Grant's impromptu and passionate performances, featuring 81 selections
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 additional instruments (guitar, mandolin, etc.) are also included.
This volume builds on the techniques explained in Children's Fiddling Method Volume 1. While created with children in mind, this book is equally well suited for adults, violinists, and string teachers. What sets this method apart from others is that the tunes will first be played slowly, unaccompanied, so that you can hear the notes and how the tune goes. Then, an arrangement follows which is more up to tempo with backup. All of the tunes will be broken down into parts for easier learning, and new fiddling techniques will be explained as they are introduced. Often, different versions will be offered for the same tune, providing variety and a way to learn more concepts, skills, and ideas that can be used in other tunes. the goal is to play along with the two included CDs. Special features of this volume are some optional twin fiddle parts and tips on twin fiddling. These pieces are great for teachers to use with students or for students to play with friends.
This book and accompanying audio are an excellent introduction to the fiddle andold-time music. The lessons are designed to help the reader develop a solidfoundation on the instrument. The book employs a practical teaching style, rather than traditional methods and conventions. A brief history of the fiddle is presented first, followed by a visual overview of the instrument, basic technique and playing style. Twelve jam session tunes are included, along with a commentary on jam session etiquette and an extensive discography of suggested recordings. Theaudio includes slow and up-to-speed versions of all the exercises and tunes. Includes access to extensive online audio