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The Fiddle Handbook is a treasure trove of information spanning the whole range of fiddle playing. It looks in detail at the most commonly played styles among today's fiddlers. From America, there's old time, bluegrass, Cajun, Western swing, country, blues, rock, klezmer, and jazz, while from the British Isles there's Irish, Scottish, and English. There is also a quick romp through Eastern Europe and beyond, from the spike fiddles of Africa and Asia to the Chinese Erhu, the fabulous Indian Sarangi, and the mysterious Norwegian Hardingfele. A wealth of musical examples - ornaments, bowing patterns, scales, modes, exercises and complete tunes - are faithfully reproduced on the accompanying CD, to give you a taste of each style. And finally, the book answers once and for all the hoary old question, "What's the difference between a fiddle and a violin?" The answer, of course, is that fiddle players have more fun....

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ISBN:
9780879309787
Author:
Haigh, Chris
Publisher:
Backbeat Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Guitar
Subject:
MUSIC / Reference
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
Spiral
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.70x9.10x1.30 in. 2.90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Fiddle Handbook is a treasure trove of information spanning the whole range of fiddle playing. It looks in detail at the most commonly played styles among today's fiddlers. From America, there's old time, bluegrass, Cajun, Western swing, country, blues, rock, klezmer, and jazz, while from the British Isles there's Irish, Scottish, and English. There is also a quick romp through Eastern Europe and beyond, from the spike fiddles of Africa and Asia to the Chinese Erhu, the fabulous Indian Sarangi, and the mysterious Norwegian Hardingfele. A wealth of musical examples - ornaments, bowing patterns, scales, modes, exercises and complete tunes - are faithfully reproduced on the accompanying CD, to give you a taste of each style. And finally, the book answers once and for all the hoary old question, "What's the difference between a fiddle and a violin?" The answer, of course, is that fiddle players have more fun....
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