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Information about Traditional Fiddle
An introduction to styles from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
The perfect introduction to real traditional fiddling for intermediate players
Practical advice on bowing and ornamentation
Attractive and lively pieces, including reels, strathspeys, 3/2 hornpipes, and Playford and morris dance tunes
CD with recordings of the tunes, selected ornaments, and backing tracks for all tunes
Companion website with suggestions for further reading and listening
Traditional Fiddle introduces eight regional fiddle styles from the UK and Ireland, with contributions from world-renowned fiddlers Kevin Burke, John Dipper, Liz Doherty, Nancy Kerr, Siân Phillips, Aidan O'Rourke, Jenna Reid, and Patsy Reid. Each chapter comprises: an overview of the particular style; a 'workshopped' tune through which key features, including bowing and ornaments, are explored; two further tunes that incorporate these stylistic elements; and ideas for further development of the tunes.. The book also provides general advice on playing traditional fiddle, including learning by ear, tune types and structure, and much more.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderately difficult
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