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Hot Fiddle

The Quickest Path to Sizzling Technique for All Musical Styles

By Mary Ann Harbar

Customer Rating:   6 Reviews Write a Review


Fiddle - Intermediate-Advanced
The Quickest Path to Sizzling Technique for All Musical Styles. Composed by Mary Ann Harbar. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Bluegrass. Book/2-DVD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20609DP).

Item Number: MB.20609DP
ISBN 9780786674824. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Wow your audience with four dozen pro techniques and three sizzling tunes to show them off (including "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"), with this 4-hour 2-DVD set. A lifetime course for the price of one lesson! Intermediate to advanced; for fiddle or classical "cross-over" players. Includes: * Interactive-Study what you want, when you want * Lots of flashy techniques - a lesson devoted to each * Friendly, measure-by-measure tune instruction - hear, see, play along * Play-alongs in both slow and performance tempos * Easy and Hot versions of each tune, with interchangeable licks * Fun practice lick for each technique * Book contains all the music on the DVD.

  • How to Use this DVD Set 
  • TUNES on the DVD 
  • The Devil Went Down To Georgia 
  • Liberty 
  • Slide 
  • BONUS TUNES (in book only) 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • Boil that Cabbage Down (3 versions) 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Pop! Goes the Weasel 
  • Sally Goodin 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Double stop 
  • Drones 
  • Glissando 
  • Grace Notes 
  • Hammer-on 
  • Hammer-on 4th finger/open drone 
  • Harmonic 
  • Jazz trill 
  • Jazz vibrato 
  • Left hand pizzicato 
  • Pitch bend 
  • Positions 
  • Pull-off 
  • Quadruple stop 
  • Sliding double stop 
  • Accent 
  • Chop 
  • Cross-shuffle (double shuffle) 
  • Flying ricochet 
  • Georgia shuffle 
  • Ghost note 
  • Nashville shuffle 
  • Rocking the bow 
  • SautillŽ 
  • Spiccato 
  • Staccato 
  • Swing bowing 
  • Syncopated scoop 
  • Tremolo4 
  • Scales & Modes 
  • Blues 
  • Jazz minor 
  • Mixolydian 
  • Natural minor (Aeolian) 
  • Pentatonic 
  • Melodic Devices 
  • Chromatic motion 
  • Intro 
  • Pattern 
  • Tag  
  • Twin Fiddling 
  • Variation 
  • Rhythmic Devices 
  • Anticipation 
  • Drag triplet 
  • Hemiola 
  • Swing Syncopation 
  • List of Tools for each Tune 
  • List of Tunes for each Tool 
  • Mary Ann Willis 

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The Quickest Path to Sizzling Technique for All Musical Styles

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  • 5

    Columbus, Ohio
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  • November 11, 2013 Killer DVD/book!

    The book supplements the DVD's. It's a encyclopedia of fiddle techniques. All the goodies are in the DVD's. It breaks down each technique and how to do it. It's excellent! "The Devil went down to Georgia" and "Liberty"is broken down, walked through and shown in...

    a basic and hot version. The techniques are the gold. From what beginners can use to the most advanced you can find. You'll never see hokum bowing dissected like this. Or the flavors of "Boil the Cabbage Down" presented. Mary Ann Harbar gives you everything to become an awesome fiddler. Some of her other books are Dirt Simple Fiddle, Mel Bays Fiddling Method grade 1 and 2, Fiddling around the World, etc. Her teaching is short and to the point. She packs a ton of info in the DVD's. Definitely a must have for anyone who fiddles.

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  • March 10, 2013 what is this

    I've wasted my money on this. This is not gonna teach you nothing.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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  • March 03, 2008 Far Too Easy

    This is not fiddle music. It is boring and extremely simplified. Even beginners would have no trouble with this music. The review is very misleading.

    23 of 52 people found this review helpful.
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  • December 09, 2007 Very good lesson for the kid

    Good for the kid under five years old.

    31 of 56 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Chapel Hill, NC
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  • October 09, 2007 Excellent tool for intermediate/ advanced level

    This is a terrific book, and the DVD is peerless in terms of being organized so that the student can get the most out of it. Some of the technique stuff will be difficult for students who don't already have some knowledge of the fundamentals, but for more advanced...

    musicians, this is a terrific book and DVD.

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