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Children's Fiddling Method Volume 1

By Carol Ann Wheeler

Fiddle - Beginning
Composed by Carol Ann Wheeler. Saddle-stitched, Bluegrass, Method, Children and Young Beginner, Country. Style. Book and online audio/video. 72 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #94817M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94817M).

Item Number: MB.94817M

ISBN 9780786689828. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

As both a championship fiddler and superb teacher, Carol Ann Wheeler brings all her talents to bear in this fiddling book written especially for young children. Students raised in the Suzuki tradition will immediately take to the method, concepts, and techniques used in this book and play-along audio. Common folk songs familiar to the student are used to demonstrate and teach the basic skill of oldtime fiddle playing. All melodies are first presented in their simplest form followed by more complex variations with introductions, ornaments, and endings. Students of all levels will find challenging material in this book. Younger students can proceed at their own pace, returning to the more difficult variations at a future time. On the online audio, each tune is recorded in split-track format, allowing the student to play with solo violin, guitar accompaniment or both. Includes access to online audio and video.

  • Home on the Range 
  • French Folk Song 
  • Red Fox Waltz  
  • Pop! Goes the Weasel 
  • Boil The Cabbage 
  • Liberty 
  • The Cowboy Waltz  Performed by Percy Wenrich
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star  Performed by Percy Wenrich
  • Peek-A-Boo 
  • French Waltz 
  • Mcnabs Hornpipe 
  • Silver Bell   Performed by Percy Wenrich
  • Rubber Dolly 
  • Southwind   Performed by Percy Wenrich
  • Red River Valley 
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody 
  • She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Julie Slama
    Birmingham, AL
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 18, 2007 Excellent Presentation Not for Beginners

    This is one of the best books I have seen for developing creativity with technique, and for learning standard fiddling licks. However, the title is a trifle misleading, as it cannot be used to teach a child the violin. Average students would need at least one or two years of...

    training before this book could be implemented.

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