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You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling

By Craig Duncan

Fiddle - Beginning
Composed by Craig Duncan. Perfect binding, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Book. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94430).

Item Number: MB.94430

ISBN 9781562220037. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

With You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling, veteran Mel Bay author, Craig Duncan, has produced an excellent book for the beginning fiddler. Its 36 lessons teach basic techniques through specific exercises and traditional fiddle tunes. From holding the fiddle and bow correctly to playing moderately advanced tunes in double stops, Craig will guide you through each progressive step. Although it is not necessary to be able to read music at the start of this book, the author gradually introduces principles of effective note reading throughout. A unique feature of this book is that the same tune may appear in more than one lesson, increasing in difficulty with each recurrence. Each variation builds on the previous one and assists students in learning how to create their own arrangements. Even with some repetitions of the same tune, you'll find more than 50 popular fiddle tunes in the book's 80 pages. "Check points" and reviews keep you on track from cover to cover. The companion DVD/video covers the first 17 lessons from the book.

  • Bile Them Cabbage Down 
  • Haste to the Wedding 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Flop Eared Mule 
  • Going To Boston 
  • Over The Waterfall 
  • Rose Tree 
  • The Sandy River 
  • Fine Times At Our House 
  • Rubber Dolly 
  • Salt River 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe 
  • Harvest Home 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • Cotton Eyed Joe 
  • Miss Mcleod's Reel 
  • Mississippi Sawyer 
  • Scotland the Brave 
  • Shortnin' Bread 
  • St. Patrick's Day 
  • Irish Washerwoman 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • The Road To Lisdoonvarna 
  • Cindy 
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb 
  • Shady Grove 
  • Skip to My Lou 
  • Snowflake Reel 
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Southwind  
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 
  • Ash Grove 
  • Chinky Pin Or Too Young To Marry 
  • Dixie 
  • Orange Blossom Shuffle 
  • Wildwood Flower 
  • Back Up And Push 
  • Newcastle 
  • Swallow Tail Jig 
  • Up Jumped The Devil 
  • Si Bheag, Si Mhor (Sheebeg, Sheemore) 
  • Swinging On A Gate 
  • My Love She's But A Lassie 
  • Angeline The Baker 
  • Liza Jane 
  • Oh, Susanna 
  • The Cameron Highlanders 
  • Garry Owen 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Camptown Races 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 1

    Christine Altzer
    Nashville, TN
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  • 2003-01-26 00:00:00.0 not very good

    This is a book that doesn't truly teach you how to fiddle. It's just a bunch of regular songs that don't move you forward in becoming a better fiddler.

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