A Guide to American Fiddling composed by Andrew Carlson. For Fiddle & Violin. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99128BCD).
ISBN 9780786607334. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Classical violinists can help keep alive the historic traditions of American fiddle music, but doing so requires a clear understanding of performance practice. A Guide to American Fiddling exposes serious students of the violin to the technical nuances of traditional Old Time fiddling. In this book, violinist/fiddler Andrew Carlson provides a detailed technical analysis of Missouri-style fiddling, focusing primarily on the use of the bow. Carlson further offers a comparison of classical and non-classical techniques, a brief history of American fiddling, plus 23 traditional tunes with authentic bowing indications. A CD recording of the tunes is included.