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Old-Time Fiddling Across America

By David Reiner & Peter Anick

Fiddle - Intermediate
Composed by David Reiner & Peter Anick. Solos, Duets & Ensembles, Wire bound. Folk. Fiddle songbook and examples CD. With standard notation, bowings, black & white photos and introductory text. 184 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #94205M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94205M).

Item Number: MB.94205M

ISBN 9780786692774. 9.25x11.75 inches.

A unique collection of 66 fiddle tunes illustrating the major regional styles found across America and Canada. This book contains rare vintage photographs, player's biographical profiles, historical and performance notes, bowing indications, and information on cross-tunings and the American institution of fiddle contests. The authors have collaborated brilliantly on this labor of love to produce a definitive volume of tunes transcribed from recordings by many of the best fiddlers in North America. Exemplary tunes are included from the Northeast, Southeast and Western regions, plus various widespread ethnic styles including Cajun, Irish, Scandinavian, Klezmer, and Eastern European styles.

  • Reel De Montagne  Composed by Jean Carignan
  • Snowbird In The Ashbank  Composed by Earl Collins
  • Banks Medley Tune  Composed by Jean Carignan
  • Carroll County Blues  Composed by Will Narmour
  • Ebba Polka  Composed by Trembita Orchestra
  • Friday Night Waltz  Composed by David Reiner
  • And The Cat Came Back  Composed by Doc Roberts
  • Inverness Lasses  Composed by John Campbell
  • Martha Campbell  Composed by Buddy Thomas
  • The Rags  Composed by Louis Beaudoin
  • Waltz Quadrille  Composed by Gustav Erdmann
  • Ragtime Annie  Composed by Hector Phillips
  • Jack Limberlegs  Composed by Lloyd Baldwin
  • The Champion  Composed by Jehile Kirchuff
  • Wild Rose Of The Mountain  Composed by J.P. Fraley
  • Angeline The Baker  Composed by J.W. Spangler
  • Saint Anne's Reel  Composed by Andy Woolf
  • The Lost Child  Composed by Charles Stripling
  • The Sailor's Bonnet  Composed by Michael Coleman
  • Three Forks Of Cheat  Composed by Burl Hammons
  • Yew Piney Mountain  Composed by French Carpenter
  • Biddy I'm Not Jesting  Composed by Larry Older
  • Florida Blues  Composed by Arthur Smith
  • La Grande Gigue Simple  Composed by Louis Boudreault
  • Paddy Kelly's  Composed by Liz Carroll
  • Brown Button Shoes  Composed by Buddy Thomas
  • Reel In F  Composed by John Campbell
  • Uncle Herm's Hornpipe  Composed by John Ashby
  • Cotton Patch Rag  Composed by Lewis Franklin
  • Elzic's Farewell  Composed by Wilson Douglas
  • Shottis Fran Idre  Composed by John Chambers
  • Sugar In The Gourd  Composed by John Carson
  • Canyon Jig  Composed by David Reiner
  • Chicken In The Barnyard  Composed by Clark Kessinger
  • Old French  Composed by Andy Woolf
  • Susannah Gal  Composed by Edd Michael
  • Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase  Composed by Dudley Vance
  • La Vals Du Bambocheur  Composed by Dewey Balfa
  • Dixie Blossoms  Composed by Art Galbraith
  • Dry And Dusty  Composed by Morrison Twin Brothers
  • Mrs. Greig's Strathspey  Composed by John Campbell
  • Paddy On The Turnpike  Composed by Clark Kessinger
  • Pols Fran Acton  Composed by John Chambers
  • Black And White Rag  Composed by Benny Thomasson
  • Drunken Hiccoughs  Composed by Tommy Jarrell
  • Lady Of The Lake  Composed by Donna Herbert
  • Mississippi Sawyer  Composed by Emmett Lundy
  • Reel Du Diable  Composed by Lisa Ornstein
  • Celina Le Blanc  Composed by Joe Pancerzewski
  • Karis Pers Polska  Composed by Matt Fichtenbaum
  • Rye Straw  Composed by Earl Collins
  • Slope Road Jig  Composed by Gerry Robichaud
  • Wagoner  Composed by Mark O'connor
  • Chere Mama Creole  Composed by Wallace Cheese Read
  • Cherry River Rag  Composed by Ed Haley
  • Funder Chuppah  Composed by Miriam Rabson
  • Mother's Day Waltz  Composed by Gerry Robichaud
  • Valcartier Set, First Part  Composed by Lisa Ornstein
  • Done Gone  Composed by Eck Robertson
  • Katy Did  Composed by Lowe Stokes
  • Last Of Callahan  Composed by Highwoods String Band
  • Midnight On The Water  Composed by Benny Thomasson
  • Old Molly Hare  Composed by Clayton Mcmichen
  • Original Canadian Hoedown  Composed by Joe Pancerzewski
  • Perrodin Two Step  Composed by Wallace Cheese Read
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  • March 24, 2007 Great collection!

    The challenge is to make your playing sound anything like the cd. Frustrating!

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