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The American Fiddle Method for Viola, Volume 1

Beginning Tunes and Techniques

By Brian Wicklund and Faith Farr

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Viola - Beginning-Intermediate
Beginning Tunes and Techniques. Composed by Brian Wicklund and Faith Farr. Saddle-stitched, Methods. American Fiddle Method. Bluegrass & Country. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20605BCD).

Item Number: MB.20605BCD
ISBN 9780786674640. Bluegrass & Country. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Written as a companion to the wildly popular fiddle book, this method opens up the world of fiddling to the beginning/intermediate violist. Finally fiddlers, violists and cellists can jam together! Unlike many books for violas and cellos which simply transpose the tunes, the authors went to considerable effort arranging the tunes to be both playable and true to the original melody and key. Variations to the tunes are included illustrating how they can serve as a basis for improvisation. Ensemble skills are taught with chords and lyrics, basic music theory, and demonstrations of such skills as backup and lead playing in this playfully- illustrated book. A high quality, multi-instrumental CD for listening and play-along captures the excitement of the music. Like its fiddle counterpart, this method is destined to be a classic.

  • Angelia Baker Drone Variatoin  
  • Angelina Baker  
  • Arran Boat Song  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down "Chunk" Backup  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down Basic Bass Line  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down Bass Line and Slap off-beats  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down Drone Variation  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down Long Bow Backup  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down Long Bow Bass Line  
  • Boil'em Cabbage Down Slide Variation  
  • Bonaparte's Retreat 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • Cairo  
  • Camptown Races 
  • Camptown Races Drone Variation  
  • Cindy 
  • Cindy Drone Variation  
  • Cindy slide Variation  
  • Country Waltz 
  • Country Waltz "Chunk" Backup  
  • Crawdad Song  
  • Crawdad Song Drone Variatoin  
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Cripple Creek Drone Variation  
  • Cripple Creek Slide Variation  
  • Girl I Left Behind Me 
  • Grandfather's Clock 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Red Haired Boy 
  • Red Wing 
  • Shortnin' Bread 
  • Shortnin' Bread Drone Variation  
  • Shortnin' Bread Slide Variation  
  • Slap off-beats  
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Soldier's Joy Drone Variation  
  • Southwind  
  • Stinky's Blues  
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Wise Old Friend  

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Beginning Tunes and Techniques

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