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Old-Time Fiddle Round Peak Style

History, Tips, & Techniques

By Brad Leftwich

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Fiddle - Beginning-Intermediate
History, Tips, & Techniques. Composed by Brad Leftwich. Squareback saddle-stitched, Songbook. Old Time. Book/CD Set. 128 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20485BCD).

Item Number: MB.20485BCD

ISBN 9780786682942. Old Time. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Traditional Southern old-time fiddling from the world-renowned Round Peak area of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, focusing on the style and repertoire of master fiddler Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985). Author Brad Leftwich, himself an acclaimed fiddler who learned the music in person from Jarrell, presents detailed, accurate transcriptions of 83 tunes (the bulk of Jarrell's repertoire) both in standard music notation and fiddle tablature, along with interesting anecdotal information relating to each tune. All of the tunes are included on the accompanying CD as transcribed, played solo at a moderate tempo to facilitate learning. Helpful stylistic tips and important background information on the area and the music, along with biographical information on Jarrell and many of the musicians from whom he learned, illustrated with many fascinating old photographs.

* Featuring the old-time Round Peak fiddle style and repertoire of Tommy Jarrell
* Detailed, accurate transcriptions of 83 tunes in standard notation and tablature
* CD including all 83 tunes played solo at moderate tempo
* Stylistic tips, photos, and background information on Round Peak music and musicians.