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Famous Fiddlin' Tunes

By Craig Duncan

Fiddle - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Craig Duncan. Arranged by Craig Duncan. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Qwik Guide Series. Folk. Fiddle songbook and performance CD. With standard notation and chord names. 61 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98431BCD).

Item Number: MB.98431BCD

ISBN 9780786649273. 5.5x8 inches.

This affordable QWIKGUIDE offers 43 traditional fiddle solos in standard notation with chord symbols. Selections include Arkansas Traveler, Blackberry Blossom, Cripple Creek and more. The attached CD contains performances of all the tunes in the book.

  • Cottoneyed Joe (Oldtime/ Eastern Version) 
  • Billy in the Lowground 
  • Red Wing 
  • Beaumont Rag 
  • Jolie Blonde 
  • Star of the County Down 
  • The Blarney Pilgrim 
  • The Monaghan Jig 
  • Bill Cheatham 
  • Roxanna Waltz 
  • Westphalia Waltz 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Sally Goodin 
  • Salt Creek 
  • Dill Pickle Rag 
  • Drowsy Maggie 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Back Up And Push 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Smash The Windows 
  • Maiden's Prayer 
  • Miss Mcleod's Reel 
  • Sally Ann (Or) Sail Away Ladies 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
  • Morrison's Jig 
  • Sally Johnson 
  • St. Anne's Reel 
  • Garry Owen 
  • Ragtime Annie (Raggedy Ann) 
  • Merrily Kiss the Quaker 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Swallowtail Jig 
  • Eighth Of January 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe 
  • Haste to the Wedding 
  • Cottoneyed Joe (Texas/ Western Version) 
  • Down Yonder 
  • Fire On The Mountain 
  • Mississippi Sawyer 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Bonaparte's Retreat 
  • Durham's Bull 
  • Temperance Reel 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Dothan, AL
    Difficulty Level:
  • 2012-05-04 00:00:00.0 Famous Fiddlin' Tunes

    I got this book to learn some fiddle music. I have thoroughly enjoyed them!!!

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  • 5

    New Haven, CT
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2011-08-03 00:00:00.0 Folk Songs

    This is a fine collection of old fiddling tunes. These came to us from settlers from the British Isles many years ago. Excellent for the experienced or casual player.

    36 of 67 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Corpus Christi, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2011-05-06 00:00:00.0 Great Value

    The CD alone is worth the price. I purcheased 3 of these books. 2 to give away.

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  • 4

    Sussex County, NJ
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-11-15 00:00:00.0 Great selection, variety, and value

    $7.95 with a CD isn't too bad- I would consider this early intermediate because you want to make sure you have your bow hold and left hand position solid before you take these on. my only issue was the size of the book- but I just listed to the...

    CD, marked my favorites, and photocopied them. I certainly would recommend for a change of pace and some challenge that's fun.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-04-17 00:00:00.0 great little book

    My daughter loves playing violin. She's an advanced player who loves to play fiddle music and was looking for something more challenging and fun, than she already had. So we ordered this book. It was kind of disappointing, at first, because the book was so small. But it made...

    up for its size in the amount of songs. It has a great variety of songs--American, Irish, and traditional music. Most of the songs are kind of intermediate to advanced. She says the songs are a lot of fun to play. The songs are really not that hard, but it takes a bit of practice to become accustomed to the techniques to play the songs. Basically if you have been playing the violin for a couple of years you should be able to be able to play these songs. It's a great book for anyone to try, if they have enough skill to tackle it, and a lot of fun to play.

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