International Fiddle Method (Book + Online Audio)
20446M
This book will teach you to play the fiddle through inspiring traditional music from around the world, arranged specifically for the instrument. The material is ideal for beginners and requires no prior musical knowledge. More experienced fiddle players can benefit from an exciting array of tunes and ideas. Includes access to online audio performed at manageable tempos.
Product Number:
20446M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
120
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9412-2
ISBN13:
978-07866-9412-9
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/8/2016
This book will teach you to play the fiddle through inspiring traditional music from around the world, arranged specifically for the instrument. The material is ideal for beginners and requires no prior musical knowledge. More experienced fiddle players can benefit from an exciting array of tunes and ideas. Includes access to online audio performed at manageable tempos.
International Fiddle Method

Introduction/About the Author 5
The Fiddle 6
The Bow and other accessories 8
Holding the Fiddle 10
Holding the Bow 11
Making a Sound 12
Tuning the Fiddle 14 1-4
Reading and Playing Music – first steps 16 5-7
Bowing 18
Fingering on the 4th string 19 8-13
More on Reading Music 22 14-15
Fingering on the other strings 24 16-25
Important Points 30
Kojo No Tsuki Japan 31 26
Sakura-Sakura Japan 32 27
Defune Japan 33 28
J’ai Vu Le Loup France 34 29
Makhila Spain 35 30
Katyusha Russia 36 31
Korobochka Russia 37 32
Harry Gidley’s Waltz England 38 33
6/8 time signature
Ceilog y Rhedyn Wales 40 35
Slurring 41 36
Flitter Dance Isle of Man 41 37
Menoka Dance India 43 38
Pandeirada de Escairon Spain 44 39
Im Klom de Boon al Oppe Holland 45 40
Morayi Tovorgoon Mongolia 45 41
Branle France 46 42
Hunt the Squirrel England 47 43
The little finger 47 44
Idir Dehrig Scotland 48 45
Over the Hills and Far Away England 50 47
Yan Tox Guatemala 52 48
Rests 52
Basque Jig Spain 53 49
De Dood van Pierlala Holland 53 50
Waltz from Levkivka Ukraine 54 51
Tzarignaire Russia 55 52
The Mill Belongs to Sandy Australia 56 53
Slides 57 54
Joe Yates’ First Set Tune Australia 57 55
Louis’ Waltz U.S.A. 58 56
The Old Dutch Churn Canada 59 57
M’saddar ya nas a-me Algeria 59 58
Bahcevanci Turkey 60 59
Pashto Song Afghanistan 60 60
All notes learned so far 61
Accenting 62 61-65
The Little Finger 64 66
Tripping up the Stairs Ireland 65 67
Cronin’s Hornpipe Ireland 66 68
The Maid Behind the Bar Ireland 67 69
Son Para Entragar a la Novia Mexico 67 70
Tune in G Guadeloupe 68 71
Alborada de Pontecaldelas Spain 69 72
Remenda o Refaixo Spain 70 73
Jig from Galicia Spain 70 74
Fraggossiriani Greece 71 75
Rada Pere Macedonia 72 76
Lama Rwanda 72 77
Beale Street Blues U.S.A. 73 78
St. Louis Blues U.S.A. 74 79
Flop-Eared Mule U.S.A. 75 80
Touchia Algeria 75 81
Bert Jamison’s Australia 76 82
The Little River Australia 76 83
The Hills of Glenorchy Scotland 77 84
Dawns y Pistyll Wales 77 85
Rhwng Dwy Wales 78 86
Frayleleh Israel 78 87
Bisdot Bet-lechem Israel 79 88
Hava Netze Bamachol Israel 79 89
Metsakukkia Finland 80 90
Kautisten Polka Finland 81 91
Waltz in D minor Sweden 82 92
Waltz in A minor Sweden 83 93
La Grande Chaine Canada 83 94
Tarantella in D minor Italy 84 95
Tarantella in A minor Italy 85 96
Hora Mare Romania 86 97
Maria Chibu Congo 87 98
Podrimsko Oro Albania 88 99
A l’ouchaq fnit ana Morocco 89 100
Laghran bayen fiyya Morocco 89 101
Al mout ba-ddra’ Morocco 90 102
Dance Egypt 90 103
La Paloma Venezuela 92 104
Castillian Trinidad 92 105
Tune in D Guadeloupe 93 106
Karallanta Bolivia 94 107
Mosaico Tradicional Venezuela 95 108
Malembe Venezuela 95 109
La Partida Venezuela 96 110
Dance from Rajasthan India 98 111
Extract from Shin-Kinuta Japan 98 112
Sai Ma China 99 113
Ping Hu Qiu Yue China 100 114
Hoir Sit Gild Mongolia 100 115
7/8 time signature 101 116-118
Hopa Horunu Turkey 102 119
Kucata Bulgaria 102 120
Friend, Since You Want to Marry Greece 103 121
I Had One Love Greece 103 122
Daichovo Chara Bulgaria 104 123
Krepatka Bulgaria 105 124
Mawwal Syria 106 125
Trapizontsinerti par Armenia 106 126
Shalakho Armenia 108 127
Double-stops 109 128-131
Louis Waltz with double-stops U.S.A. 110 132
Castillian with double-stops Trinidad 111 133
Bahcevanci with double-stops Turkey 111 134
Hunt the Squirrel with double-stops England 112 135
The Mill Belongs to Sandy with doublestops
Australia 112 136
Effective Practice 114
Traditional Music and Language 115
Posture 116
Playing with and learning from other musicians 117
Glossary with page references 118
 
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