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Encyclopedia of Irish and American Fiddle Tunes

for Fingerstyle Guitar

By Duck Baker

Guitar (fingerpicking) - Intermediate
For Fingerstyle Guitar. Composed by Duck Baker. Perfect binding, Solos. Encyclopedia. Fiddle Tunes. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98545BCD).

Item Number: MB.98545BCD

ISBN 9780786656967. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This volume is intended as a folio of arrangements from the repertoire of a working musician. As such, there is only a minimum of discussion about the technical aspects of playing. Students who have already dealt with the American style called fingerpicking or fingerstyle guitar, which is quite distinct from other kinds of guitar playing, will be at an advantage. The easiest arrangements here are early intermediate level, while the other end of the scale includes pieces that may challenge even a professional. Tunes within each section are presented generally in order of difficulty. The bulk of the tunes presented are fiddle tunes, with a couple of banjo tunes and several songs as well as tunes originally played on other instruments such as harp, pipes, or accordion. There are even a small number composed for the guitar. For the most part, differences in approach among the tunes here are unrelated to the instrumental sources. All the tunes are presented in notation and tablature.

  • The South Wind  
  • The Flowers of Belfast 
  • The Blackbird and the Thrush 
  • John O'Dwyer of the Glen 
  • Miss Forbes' Farewell 
  • Sergeant Early's Dream  
  • Oliver Goldsmith's Lament 
  • No Love 
  • Spanish Cloak 
  • Child Of My Heart 
  • The Dodder Bank 
  • Rattlin' Roarin' Willie 
  • Planxty Sweeney 
  • The Galtee Hunt 
  • Banish Misfortune 
  • Market Girls 
  • Catholic Bill's 
  • Little Brown Jug 
  • Tasha's Cakes 
  • Joy Of My Life 
  • The Banks Of Lough Gowna 
  • The Rakes of Waterloo  
  • My Darling Asleep 
  • Haste to the Wedding 
  • Huggerth the Puss 
  • The Oak and the Willow 
  • The Tar Road To Sligo 
  • The Butterfly 
  • The Exile's Jig 
  • Top It Off 
  • Paddy Now Won't You Be Easy 
  • The Boys Of Blue Hill 
  • The Plains Of Boyle 
  • Ramble Over Stennis 
  • My Heart Belongs to Jenny 
  • Galway Bay 
  • The Humors of Tullycreen 
  • Captain Rock 
  • The Maids Of Mitchelstown 
  • Roll Her In the Rushes 
  • The Trip To Durrow 
  • The Witch of the Glen 
  • The Tailor's Thimble 
  • The Gower 
  • Poll Ha'penny 
  • Rakish Paddy 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe 
  • The Keel Row 
  • Boyne Water 
  • Hop High Ladies  
  • The Cuckoo's Nest 
  • The Drunken Wagoner 
  • Little Beggar Man 
  • Polly Put The Kettle On 
  • Boatman 
  • Angelina Baker  
  • Peacock Rag 
  • Whistling Rufus 
  • Wink The Other Eye 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • Ragtime Annie 
  • Over The Waterfall 
  • Tucker's Barn 
  • Robinson County  
  • Jeff Davis 
  • Sandy River Belle 
  • Pappy Taylor's Hornpipe 
  • Same Time Today 
  • Johnny the Blacksmith  
  • The Road to Richmond 
  • June Apple 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
  • Salt Creek 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    R Lamparter
    Selinsgrove, PA
    Difficulty Level:
  • 2008-02-24 00:00:00.0 Fiddle tunes on guitar

    I bought this as a sort of Fiddle Tunes Music Minus One to play along with so I'd know what speed to play the tunes. I've enjoyed just listening to the CD in my car. It could stand alone.

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  • 5

    North Carolina
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  • 2005-11-04 00:00:00.0 Great Resource!

    I've recently started playing guitar, and love Celtic music. I picked up this book because it had a lot of the songs that I wanted to play in it. While most of them are beyond my abilities right now, I've listened to and examined the other songs and...

    am very pleased with it. He gives background on the songs too, which I like to know. I'm hoping to grow into this book, and am working on the simpler songs. I like the CD so much that I listen to it in my car and have it on my iPod, it's very well done. I'm very glad that I bought it, and would recommend it to others.

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