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50 Tunes for Fiddle Volume 1

Traditional Old Time Bluegrass & Celtic Solos Volume 1

By Mark Geslison

Fiddle - Multiple Levels
Traditional Old Time Bluegrass & Celtic Solos Volume 1. Composed by Mark Geslison. Perfect binding, Solos. Fiddle Tunes. Book/3-CD Set. 144 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99938BCD).

Item Number: MB.99938BCD

ISBN 9780786664658. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

50 Tunes Volume 1 for Fiddle is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the fiddle.

The parts in this book range from beginner to advanced. All tunes contain a simple melody and most of the tunes contain an intermediate or advanced part. Many tunes contain a harmony part to match the melody. Since fiddle contests are a tradition in American and Celtic fiddling, 50 Tunes Volume 1 for Fiddle contains hoedowns, waltzes, reels, rags, hornpipes, jigs, polkas and airs. Some of the tunes are authentic to true championship fiddling and were arranged and recorded by a former national champion fiddler. Companion CD's included.

  • Angus Campbell 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Aura Lee 
  • Battle Cry of Freedom 
  • Beaumont Rag 
  • Billy in the Lowground 
  • Blackberry Blossom 
  • Bonaparte's Retreat 
  • Carthage Waltz  
  • Cherokee Shuffle 
  • Cluck Old Hen 
  • College Hornpipe 
  • Cotton Eyed Joe 
  • Cotton Patch Rag 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Down Yonder 
  • Eighth Of January 
  • Forked Deer 
  • Gardenia Waltz 
  • Grandfather's Clock 
  • Green Willis 
  • Indian's Farewell Waltz  
  • Irish Washerwoman 
  • La Bastringue 
  • Leather Britches 
  • Liberty 
  • Martin's Waltz 
  • Mason's Apron 
  • Mississippi Hornpipe 
  • Old Dan Tucker 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • President Garfield's Hornpipe 
  • Pretty Peg 
  • Red Wing 
  • Red-Haired Boy 
  • Sailor's Hornpipe 
  • Saint Anne's Reel 
  • Sally Ann 
  • Sally Goodin' 
  • Sally Johnson 
  • Salt Creek 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Swallowtail Jig 
  • Temperance Reel 
  • Tom And Jerry 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Uncle Joe 
  • Under The Double Eagle 
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Happy traveler
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  • 2012-04-17 00:00:00.0 some music for the lady's from the east

    i bought this as a present for the quartette on the holland america ship the Noordam

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2007-06-17 00:00:00.0 I Love This Book!!!!!!

    This book is great it offers not only the melody but the harmony parts as well and a more advanced part also. The CD's make it so you can hear how to play like a pro.

    36 of 73 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Akron Ohio
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2007-02-19 00:00:00.0 great book!

    Its worth the money cause the CDs are very good! Arrangements are good. I am somewhere between a beginner and intermediate and was able to play several tunes from this book. Very enjoyable.

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  • 5

    West Valley City, UT
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  • 2006-10-15 00:00:00.0 Gold Standard

    Wow! This is a terrific book with lots of awesome tunes that are really a lot of fun to play. There's something here for everybody. A great resource for solo musicians as well as bands. The layouts are pleasing & easy to read. Highly recommended!!!

    40 of 78 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    UB Murray
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  • 2006-01-04 00:00:00.0 Awesome book.

    This book provides the key I needed as an experienced non-blue grass player to bridge-the- gap from my classical roots. The diverse variations on the different tunes, the duets, and the author insight are better than any other book I have seen.

    38 of 73 people found this review helpful.
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