Complete Music for the Fife and Drum composed by Walter D. Sweet. For Fife. Perfect binding, Solos. Complete. All Styles. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 106 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95483BCD).
ISBN 9780786665662. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
A collection of 78 tunes containing some Civil War selections as well as many other traditional favorites. Each arrangement features harmony, style marks and guitar chords. The music is supplemented with histories of the tunes and drumbeats. Complete Music for Fife and Drum was compiled by a professional fifer and intended for the military fife in B-flat. This book offers tunes from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras with suggested snare and bass drum parts as well as chord progressions. It also contains a wealth of fife history and resources. The author, Walter Sweet, is the son of the well-known American fife maker Ralph Sweet of Connecticut.