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Deluxe Fiddling Method

By Craig Duncan

Fiddle - Multiple Levels
Composed by Craig Duncan. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. Bluegrass. Book/CD/DVD Set. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93742SET).

Item Number: MB.93742SET

ISBN 9780786659623. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book presents a general survey of American fiddling. The author's intent is to teach the basics of fiddling by beginning with essential bowings and fingerings, and progressing from simple to more complex renditions of tunes. As fiddling is an aural tradition and fiddlers from different parts of the country play a given tune in many ways, tunes included in this book are offered only as themselves. The author has attempted to present usable fingerings, bowings and explanations of each of the 49 tunes in this book. The end result is the most widely-used fiddle method available! The CD is in split-track format, allowing the fiddler to play with the fiddle solo, guitar and/or fiddle accompaniment, or both! Contains every tune in the book.

On the DVD Craig Duncan is joined by guitarist Robert Bowlin in performing 32 tunes from the popular text, Mel Bay's Deluxe Fiddling Method. Each tune is performed at slow and medium tempos. Shuffle bowing and double shuffle bowing techniques are presented. Notation is shown at the bottom of the screen beneath split-screen views of both hands. This video sets a new standard for home teaching tools and is perfect for beginning students and for those who play the instrument, but want to learn more about fiddling.

  • Chicken Reel 
  • Fire On The Mountain 
  • St. Anne's Reel 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Rachel 
  • Forked Deer 
  • Red Haired Boy 
  • Sally Johnson 
  • Bill Cheatham 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Liza Jane 
  • Red Wing 
  • Jenny Lind 
  • Billy In The Low Ground 
  • Eighth Of January 
  • Mississippi Sawyer 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Westphalia Waltz 
  • Bully Of The Town 
  • Down Yonder 
  • Liberty 
  • Back Up And Push 
  • Golden Slippers 
  • Ida Red 
  • Irish Washerwoman 
  • Rose Of Sharon 
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down 
  • East Tennessee Blues 
  • I Don't Love Nobody 
  • Maiden's Prayer 
  • Stone's Rag 
  • Champagne Polka 
  • Ragtime Annie Or Raggady Ann 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
  • Frazier's Waltz 
  • Goodbye Liza Jane 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Cotton Eyed Joe 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe 
  • Flowers of Edinburgh 
  • Golden Anniversary Waltz 
  • Katy Hill 
  • Sweet Bunch Of Daisies 
  • Cacklin' Hen 
  • Over The Waves 
  • Tennessee Wagoneer 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

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  • 2009-02-13 00:00:00.0 I've learned 14 songs in 6 months

    The Duncan teaching methos isn't as easy as some I've found online, however, I have learned to put tablature to his sheet music which has been very helpful. He keeps the music in order of keys and adds options if you dare try them. it allows the student...

    the opportunity to learn at your own speed. If you work hard and really want to learn (I practice 1 to 2 hours daily) you can't fail with his system.

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  • 3

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2008-03-27 00:00:00.0 Well worth the investment

    Deluxe Fiddling method had a real good DVD, but I would have liked the CD to have better sound quality, and the book to have tabliture on all of the songs rather than just a select few.I did find it helpful in learning the melody and basic techniques for...

    playing the popular fiddle tunes.

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