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The Complete Irish Fiddle Player

Fiddle - Multiple Levels
Composed by Peter Cooper. Perfect binding, Solos. Complete. Celtic/Irish. Book. 158 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95406).

Item Number: MB.95406
ISBN 9780786603299. Celtic/Irish. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

In his preface, the author reminds the reader that this is not a book for the absolute beginner. Even the experienced player may not "get it" on first reading a given tune, but "You can expect to enjoy the process of learning... [and experience] the joy of recreating a traditional tune, of making it your own." This is the teacher/ student pact in effect throughout this marvelous book, written for the literary as much as the musical connoisseur. Although no classical violin experience is needed, you will need to know how to hold the fiddle and bow, and be able to play at least simple tunes in the first position. Having the ability to read music will enable you to follow the bowing patterns and left-hand techniques which the author feels are crucial in grasping the playing style.

  • Bonnie Kate 
  • Brian Boru's 
  • Sonny Brogan's Mazurka 
  • The Butterfly 
  • The Chicago Jig 
  • The Cup of Tea 
  • The Kid on the Mountain 
  • Untitled Highland 
  • Jenny's Chickens 
  • Paddy Clancy's 
  • Ballydesmond Polkas - No.2 
  • Bryan O'Lynn 
  • Jackie Tar 
  • Old Joe's (With Rolls) 
  • Paddy Fahy's (Pete Cooper's!) 
  • Star Of The County Down (Waltz) 
  • The Musical Priest 
  • Beeswing 
  • Din Tarrant's 
  • The Salamanca (Not On Cd) 
  • The Tailor's Twist 
  • Donegal Mazurkas 2 
  • The Bank Of Ireland 
  • The Banshee 
  • The Lads Of Laois 
  • The Morning Dew 
  • The Pipe On The Hob 
  • Doctor Gilbert  
  • Morrison's Jig 
  • My Darling Asleep 
  • O The Britches Full Of Stitches 
  • The Jug Of Punch 
  • The Morning Star 
  • The Walls Of Liscarroll 
  • Donegal Mazurkas 1 
  • Gillan's Apples 
  • The Cullen Slide 
  • The Silver Spear 
  • Beeswing (Variation) 
  • Con McGinley's 
  • Jimmy Lyons' 
  • The Merry Blacksmith 
  • Walsh's Fancy 
  • Julia Clifford's Polka 
  • The Galway Hornpipe 
  • Bill Sullivan's Polka 
  • McGlinchey's 
  • Off To California 
  • The Irish Washerwoman 
  • The Rights Of Man 
  • The Teetotaller's Reel  
  • Toormore 
  • Polly, Put The Kettle On 
  • The Heart Is True 
  • The Maid Behind The Bar 
  • The Reel Of Mullinavat 
  • Cooley's Reel (Not On Cd) 
  • Star Of The County Down (Song) 
  • The Wounded Hussar 
  • Ballydesmond Polkas - No.1 
  • Charlie Lennon's 
  • Corn Rigs 
  • The Lark In The Morning 
  • The Star Above The Garter 
  • Tobin's Jig 
  • Ace & Deuce of Pipering 
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine 
  • Donegal Mazurkas 1 - 2nd Version 
  • Eddie Kelly's 
  • Garrett Barry's 
  • Harvest Home 
  • Lad O'Beirne's 
  • Martin Kirwan's 
  • O'Carolan's Draught 
  • The Connachtman's Rambles (Not On Cd) 
  • The Palm Trees Of Kerry 
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin 
  • Another One of Paddy's 
  • Garrett Barry's (Variation) 
  • Old Joe's Jig 
  • The Road To Lisdoonvarna 
  • Paddy Ryan's Dream 
  • Tom Billy's 
  • Vincent Campbell's (Not On Cd) 

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  • 5

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  • March 24, 2013 great for learning

    Great for beginner of learning to read music. This is very good for beginner violin. The cd is great to hear the timing and work towards the timing. The book touches on several types of songs, slides, jigs and reels.

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  • 5

    Potomac Falls, VA.
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  • June 02, 2004 Get the book/cd combination instead

    Agree with previous review. But suggest you order the Book/CD combination (available on this site). The CD recordings by Peter are very well done and useful for learning the tunes.

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  • 5

    Galt, CA
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    Early intermediate
  • August 04, 2002 Good Introduction

    After listening to celtic music for several years, I finally picked up a fiddle with a determination to learn how to play. Being a very bookish sort of person, I purchased several beginners instructional books, including this one by Peter Cooper. This is the one I settled on as having...

    the most interesting collection of tunes, along with the right blend of instruction, and I've been very happy with the choice. It has a separate CD that includes all of the music in the book, which, if you are a beginner is pretty much necessary to pick up on the rythm of many of the pieces. Well worth the time and money.

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