Championship Contest Fiddling (44 Transcriptions from 15 Championship Rounds). Edited by Nate Olson. For Fiddle. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/CD Set. 116 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21400BCD).
ISBN 9780786677856. Fiddle Tunes. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Championship Contest Fiddling contains painstakingly detailed transcriptions of 44 fiddle tunes as they were played by thirteen champions of the National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest held in Weiser, Idaho. In addition to the tunes, the book includes excerpts of extensive interviews with these champions where they offer advice on how to play in the contest style, prepare for contests and deal with nerves, adapt and arrange tunes to make them your own, and play with drive, among many other topics. It is an indispensable resource for fiddlers seeking to understand contest fiddling better and prepare for fiddle contests, or learn some great tunes from the masters! Includes audio CD of the actual piece played during the contest.