A Fiddler's Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies. For Fiddle. DVD/Instructional/Folk Instrmt. DVD. Homespun #DVDJAYFI21. Published by Homespun (HL.641729).
ISBN 1932964169. 5.3x7.5 inches.
Fiddlers of all levels will benefit from Jay Ungar's inventive use of slides, rolls, smears, vibrato and special bowing techniques. You'll learn how to turn tunes into distinctive compositions with ornaments, slides and grace notes. Jay teaches: Tombigbee Waltz • Tennessee Waltz • South Wind • Shebeg Shemor • Give Me Your Hand • and his Grammy-winning tune, Ashokan Farewell.
90 MIN. • INCLUDES MUSIC • LEVEL 2.
Location: from Ca
October 2, 2008
Good learning tool
Jay does a great job explaining what he is doing as he takes the viewer through several fiddle tunes, showing how he ornaments them. As the title indicates, these are slow, expressive tunes, and what Jay teaches is the ornamentations that add expression and richness to the basic tunes.
14 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Whitney, Texas
February 4, 2008
Fantastic teaching tool !!!!!
This is the most helpful teaching tool for the person that wants to learn at their own pace and go over and over as many times as you need. I loved the selection of music in this DVD that also has the written music as well. The format was simple...
19 of 34 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Yorktown VA
January 24, 2008
This is by far one of the best DVD's I've ever used. Jay is very thorough in showing and explaining how to play songs and he moves at a very reasonable pace, allowing the viewer time to prepare and play.
20 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Melbourne,Australia
November 15, 2007
More than a Guide
Anybody who loves Country/bluegrass, anybody who can adapt fiddle music for guitar should find this a joy to watch and listen to.This dvd is worth the price only wish there where more from the same performer.
17 of 30 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Ohio