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Anthology of Contest Fiddle Tunes

By Joe Carr

Fiddle & Violin - Intermediate
Composed by Joe Carr. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98213BCD).

Item Number: MB.98213BCD
ISBN 9780786649136. Fiddle Tunes. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Here is a collection of 59 fiddle tunes from the rich contest fiddle tradition. Carr has collected unique variations of breakdowns, tunes-of-choice and waltzes from a who's - who of great first generation fiddlers including Benny Thommason, Major Franklin, Norman Soloman, Terry Morris, James "Texas Shorty" Chancellor and others. Many tunes appear here for the first time. Included is a special discussion of authentic bowing. Accompanying CD played by champion fiddler Aarun Carter.

* 59 Contest fiddle tunes
* Breakdowns, tunes-of-choice and waltzes
* Collected from a who's who of first generation fiddlers
* Includes CD recorded by champion fiddler Aarun Carter
* Many tunes available here for the first time.

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  • 2012-12-12 00:00:00.0 Anthology of contest fiddle tunes

    Great for learning the melody of the tunes but would be helpful to also hear the tune in context at a faster tempo.

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