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A Fiddle Player's Guide To Jamming

A Fiddle Player's Guide To Jamming composed by Carl Yaffey and John Sherman. For Fiddle. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Country. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20889BCD).

ISBN 9780786673582. Country. 8.5 x 11 inches.

This book presents everything a beginning or intermediate fiddler player needs to know to participate in a jam session. There are sections that describe the anatomy of a jam session, jam session etiquette, chords and keys for jamming, and vamping. A play-along CD is included with 9 typical bluegrass jam tunes. The tunes are played twice: once with the tune played on the left channel and a verbal description on the right channel, and once in stereo.

  • (01) Preface  
  • (02) About the CD  
  • (03) Acknowledgements  
  • (04) Anatomy of a Jam Session  
  • (05) Chords and Keys for Jamming  
  • (06) Bluegrass Rhythm  
  • (07) What Can I Bring to the Jam?  
  • (08) Laying Back  
  • (09) Percussive Vamping  
  • (10) Percussive Vamping with Bounce  
  • (11) Rhythmic Chordal Vamping  
  • (12) Melodic Fills  
  • (13) Playing a Parallel Harmony Line  
  • (14) Taking a Solo  
  • (15) Index of Double Stop Chords for Vamping  
  • (16) Participating in a Jam Session  
  • (17) Jamming Etiquette  
  • (18) Appendix 1 - Some Typical Guitar Chords  
  • (19) Appendix 2 - Resources  
  • (20) Appendix 3 - Some Rules for Jamming  
  • (21) Appendix 4 - CD Tunes  
  • (22) About the Authors  
  • (23) Hot Corn, Cold Corn  
  • (24) Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms  
  • (25) Nine Pound Hammer  
  • (26) John Henry  
  • (27) Two Little Boys  
  • (28) Columbus Stockade Blues  
  • (29) Down the Road  
  • (30) Little Maggie  
  • (31) John Hardy  

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