• (0)

    There are currently no items in your cart.


Deluxe Fiddling Method

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 

Buy Together




Buy both for $49.98

AddtoCart Print

Deluxe Fiddling Method

* = required

How do you rate this item?
Your Screen Name:


This name will appear next to your review. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as "Anonymous".

Review Title:

50 Character maximum.

Review of the Product:

1000 characters maximum.

Rate this product's difficulty level:


Example: "Emeryville, CA"

Email address:


Used to contact you regarding your review. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank.

Review Guidelines
  • Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Do you like the artist? Is the transcription accurate? Is it a good teaching tool?
  • Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Do you usually like this style of music?
  • Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn't.
  • Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.
  • Avoid disclosing contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.), or including URLs, time-sensitive material or alternative ordering information.
  • We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us.
  • All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.
  • Read Sheet Music Plus's complete Privacy Policy

Deluxe Fiddling Method

* = required

Send to email(s):

To send to more than one person, separate addresses with a comma.

Your name:
Your email:
Personal message:

Tell a friend (or remind yourself) about this product. We'll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. You may also enter a personal message.

We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email.

Read our Privacy Policy.

After purchase, you can download your MP3 from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase, you can download your Smart Music from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also download at any time in your Digital Library.
After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players.

Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again.

* = required

Music List Name



Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you've mastered: Music Lists are as unique as the musician! Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

To create a music list, please sign in.

Existing Accounts

Sign In and Add to My Music List

New Accounts

Create Account and Add to My Music List

  • Ratings + Reviews

    Write a Review

    Based on 2 Reviews

  • 4

    Difficulty Level:
  • February 13, 2009 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.

    Read More
    30 of 60 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 3

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 27, 2008 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.

    Read More
    29 of 56 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No