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Fiddle Tunes for Beginning Cello

By Stacy Phillips

Cello - Beginning
Composed by Stacy Phillips. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98152BCD).

Item Number: MB.98152BCD

ISBN 9780786648290. Fiddle Tunes. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book contains a selection of fiddle tunes arranged for the beginning cello player. The idea is to supply a sampling of melodies that will give almost instant gratification to the novice. One of the drawbacks of the classic way of teaching cello is the boredom of some of the early pedagogic repertoire. This book is meant to be an antidote to that tedium. Fiddle tunes are great ways to become accustomed to typical manipulations of major scales and to introduce the sound of arpeggios. The only technical requisite for the music is the ability to play a major scale of some sort. The tunes were chosen for their fun melodic content while demonstrating some typical aspects of fiddling. They are grouped by key with a couple of exceptions and roughly arranged in order of difficulty within each key group. The included split-track CD demonstrates many of the tunes with guitar accompaniment and will help teach the swing phrasing.

  • Black Eyed susie  
  • Jennie Lind Polka  
  • Joys Of Quebec 
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game 
  • Hogeye 
  • Put Your Little Foot  
  • Down Yonder 
  • Fire On The Mountain 
  • Peas in the Pot 
  • Tombigbee Waltz 
  • Rabbit Where's Your Mammy? 
  • Cluck Old Hen 
  • My Own House Waltz 
  • Texas Quickstep 
  • Make A Little Boat 
  • Casey Jones 
  • Goodbye Liza Jane 
  • Little Brown Jug 
  • Muddy Roads 
  • Granny will your Dog Bite?  
  • Cotton Eyed Joe 
  • Old Jaw Bone 
  • Year Of The Jubilo  
  • Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief  
  • Stone's Rag 
  • Too Young To Marry 
  • Folding Down The Sheets 
  • Hobo Jig  
  • Cincinnati Hornpipe 
  • Life in the Finland Woods  
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    Very nice to start

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