Fiddle From Scratch: An Un-Shuffled Guide for the Bowless! (Book + Online Audio)
This book and accompanying audio are an excellent introduction to the fiddle and old-time music. The lessons are designed to help the reader develop a solid foundation on the instrument. The book employs a practical teaching style, rather than traditional methods and conventions. A brief history of the fiddle is presented first, followed by a visual overview of the instrument, basic technique and playing style. Twelve jam session tunes are included, along with a commentary on jam session etiquette and an ex ...more
Product Number:
22256M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
120
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9766-0
ISBN13:
978-07866-9766-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
7/28/2016
This book and accompanying audio are an excellent introduction to the fiddle and old-time music. The lessons are designed to help the reader develop a solid foundation on the instrument. The book employs a practical teaching style, rather than traditional methods and conventions. A brief history of the fiddle is presented first, followed by a visual overview of the instrument, basic technique and playing style. Twelve jam session tunes are included, along with a commentary on jam session etiquette and an extensive discography of suggested recordings. The audio includes slow and up-to-speed versions of all the exercises and tunes. Includes access to extensive online audio.
Fiddle From Scratch: An Un-Shuffled Guide for the Bowless!

Acknowledgements
Introduction - Fiddle From Scratch
Beginning at the Beginning
Basic structure of the book
Fiddle Basics
Playing Well
Knowing your Fiddle and Bow
Written Music
An Introduction to Standard Notation
Tuning I
The Open Strings
Holding the Fiddle
Now the Bow
Sitting or standing?
Bowing 101
The Metronome
Whole Notes - Open Strings
Half Notes
Simple Quarter Notes
String Crossing
Your First Scale in the Key of D
Fingerboard Diagram - key of D
Basic D Scale; Extended D Scale
The Fiddle Tune and Old Time Music
Your First Tune: Spotted Pony
Example 11 - Simple Quarter Note Pony
The Rest of the Tunes - The Simple Quarter Note Collection
Angelina Baker (aka Angeline the Baker) - Quarter Note version
Arkansas Traveler - Quarter Note version
Forked Deer - Quarter Note version
Fortune - Simple Quarter Note version
Mississippi Sawyer - Quarter Note version
Old Molly Hare - Quarter Note version
Over the Waterfall - Quarter Note version
Rock the Cradle Joe - Quarter Note version
Soldier’s Joy - Quarter Note version
Spotted Pony - Quarter Note version
West Fork Gals - Quarter Note version
Year of Jubilo (aka Lincoln’s Gunboats) - Quarter Note version
No Shuffling About Now - Introducing eighth notes
Eighth Note Scale Take 1
The Simple Un-Shuffled Collection
Angelina Baker (aka Angeline the Baker) - Basic Eighth Note version
Arkansas Traveler - Basic Eighth Note version
Forked Deer - Basic Eighth Note version
Fortune - Eighth Note version
Mississippi Sawyer - Basic Eighth Note version
Old Molly Hare - Basic Eighth Note version
Over the Waterfall - Basic Eighth Note version
Rock the Cradle Joe - Basic Eighth Note version
Soldier’s Joy - Basic Eighth Note version
Spotted Pony - Basic Eighth Note version
West Fork Gals - Basic Eighth Note version
Year of Jubilo (aka Lincoln’s Gunboats) - Basic Eighth Note version
The Other Eighth Notes - Back beat rules!
Eighth Note Scale Take 2
Melodic Eighth Note Collection
Angelina Baker (aka Angeline the Baker) - Melodic Eighth Note version
Arkansas Traveler - Melodic Eighth Note version
Forked Deer - Melodic Eighth Note version
Fortune - Melodic Note version
Mississippi Sawyer - Melodic Eighth Note version
Old Molly Hare - Melodic Eighth Note version
Over the Waterfall - Melodic Eighth Note version
Rock the Cradle Joe - Melodic Eighth Note version
Soldier’s Joy - Melodic Eighth Note version
Spotted Pony - Melodic Eighth Note version
West Fork Gals - Melodic Eighth Note version
Year of Jubilo (aka Lincoln’s Gunboats) - Melodic Eighth Note version
Tuning II
Slurs, Slides, the Basic Shuffle and Beyond
Example 15 - Eighth note combinations with Ties
Example 15 - Eighth note combination scales with Slurs
The Kitchen Sink Collection
Angelina Baker (Angeline the Baker) - Kitchen sink version
Arkansas Traveler - Kitchen sink version
Forked Deer - Kitchen sink version
Fortune - Kitchen sink version
Mississippi Sawyer - Kitchen sink version
Old Molly Hare - Kitchen sink version
Over the Waterfall - Kitchen sink version
Rock the Cradle Joe - Kitchen sink version
Soldier’s Joy - Kitchen sink version
Spotted Pony - Kitchen sink version
West Fork Gals - Kitchen sink version
Year of Jubilo (Lincoln’s Gunboats) - Kitchen sink version
Key of G - Fingering chart and Scale
Whistling Rufus
Key of C - Fingering chart and Scale
Monkey on A Dogcart
Key of A - Fingering chart and Scale
Salty River Reel
Cross tuning for A - Fingering chart and Scale
Salty River Reel - cross tuned
Afterward - Final Thoughts
Appendix 1 - Playing well with others - Jam Etiquette for the recently clawed
Appendix 2 - Listen, listen, listen - A non-comprehensive discography
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