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Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic Celtic Fiddle Tunes

Teacher's Manual

By Bob Phillips and Andrew H. Dabczynski

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Orchestra Teacher's Manual
Teacher's Manual. Composed by Bob Phillips and Andrew H. Dabczynski. String Orchestra Collection. Multicultural; World. Book & CD. 40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.33402).

Item Number: AP.33402

ISBN 0739062425.

New from the Philharmonic series, this collection is an absolutely perfect way to introduce Celtic fiddling to your youngest string players! Eleven tunes from the Celtic fiddling tradition are presented first in a simplified, very easy "Basic" version of the tune printed with note names in the note heads. The tune is also presented in an "Advanced," but still accessible version of the tune. Lyrics are included where applicable. The optional accompaniment CD features recordings of the Basic and the Advanced tune as well as a back-up track for play-along at home or in class.
Recorded Acc. Available.

  • Introduction to the Teacher's Score 
  • Celtic Fiddling: Historical Background and Style 
  • Irish Fiddling Style 
  • Scottish Fiddling Style 
  • Organization of the Tunes and Arrangements 
  • A Note About the Score Design 
  • A Word About the Bass and Cello 
  • The CD Recording 
  • Hints for Teaching the Tunes 
  • Hints for Teaching Improvisation 
  • Teacher's Quick Start 
  • Rakes Of Mallow 
  • John Ryan's Polka 
  • Skye Boat Song 
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me 
  • The Minstrel Boy 
  • The Wind That Shakes The Barley 
  • Macpherson's Lament 
  • Breakdown Hornpipe 
  • The Irish Washerwoman 
  • Haste to the Wedding 
  • Harvest Home Hornpipe 
  • Vocal Lead Sheets 
  • Ideas for Improvisation 
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