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A Guide to American Fiddling

By Andrew Carlson

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Fiddle & Violin - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Andrew Carlson. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Bluegrass & Country. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99128BCD).

Item Number: MB.99128BCD

ISBN 9780786607334. 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.

  • Angus Campbell 
  • Fire On The Mountain 
  • Soppin' The Gravy 
  • Stoney Point 
  • Flop Eared Mule 
  • Liberty 
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Woodchopper's Hornpipe 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Jack Of Diamonds 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe 
  • Golden Eagle Hornpipe 
  • Cincinatti Hornpipe 
  • Eighth Of January 
  • Forked Deer 
  • Marmaduke's Hornpipe  
  • Sugar In The Gourd 
  • Rickett's Hornpipe 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Vinton's Hornpipe 
  • Bill Cheatham 
  • Uncle Joe 
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