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Fiddle Resources

Following is a sample of Fiddle resources available in the Music Department.
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Instructional Books

Bardfield, Sam.
Latin violin : how to play salsa, charanga, and Latin jazz violin.
qMT262 .B2 2001x

Berthoud, Philip John.
Irish fiddle playing : a guide for the serious player.
qMT279.5 .B48 2002x

Lieberman, Julie Lyonn.
Rockin' out with blues fiddle.
q MT279.5.L54 2000x

Lowinger, Gene.
Bluegrass Fiddle.
q MT262 .L88

Norgaard, Martin.
Jazz fiddle wizard : a practical guide to jazz improvising for strings.
q MT279.7.N67 2000x

Wicklund, Brian.
The American Fiddle Method.
qMT279.5.W57 1997x

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Songbooks

The blue book / in sets selected by BrŪd Cranitch.
qM1744.B6 2003x

The Cajun fiddle tune book : a collection of Cajun fiddle tunes.
Compiled and arranged by Deborah Greenblatt.
qM1668.9.C3 C35 2001x

A Collection of 221 Irish Traditional Fiddle Tunes.
Edited by Jack Perron and Randy Miller.
M1744 .I685 1984x

The Fiddle Music of Scotland.
Compiled by James Hunter.
q M1746 .F45 1988x

The gypsy fiddler : music from Hungary and Romania.
Selected and arranged by Edward Huws Jones.
q M1706.G97 1999x

Jones, Edward Huws.
The American Fiddler by Edward Huws Jones.
qM1629 .A48 1998x

Monroe instrumentals : 25 Bill Monroe favorites.
Transcribed by Todd Collins.
qM130.M66 M6 2002x

The red book : 100 Irish dance tunes and airs.
Selected by Matt Cranitch.
qM1744.R43 2000x

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CDs

Back roads to Cold Mountain.
Compiled, annotated, and produced by John Cohen.
Fo Bac #24760

Blue Ridge Mountain Fiddle.
Cw Blu #12299

Clements, Vassar.
Grass Routes.
Cw Cle #4624

MacMaster, Natalie.
My Roots Are Showing: Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton Island.
If Mac #15648

OíConnor, Mark.
Heroes.
Cw OCo #4951

Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks.
Fo Tra #14702

Wood That Sings: Indian Fiddle Music of the Americas.
If Woo #15963

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DVDs and Videos

Carrying On the Traditions: Cape Breton Scottish Fiddling Today.
By Mary Larsen and Rob Roberts.
Mus G - Fid

The fiddle according to Vassar.
Taught by Vassar Clements.
(DVD) MT279.5.F49 2005x

Fiddles, Snakes & Dog Days.
By Gerald Milnes
Depicts the living folk culture of West Virginia, presenting the region's folklore and old-time music in their natural context. A variety of indigenous traditional fiddle tunes are performed.
Mus G - Fid

Learning bluegrass fiddle.
Taught by Kenny Kosek.
(DVD) MT279.5.L43 2004x vol. 1 and 2

Learn to play Cajun fiddle.
Taught by Michael Doucet.
(DVD) MT279.5.L425 2005x

The Unbroken Circle: Vermont Music, Tradition, and Change.
Several Vermonters discuss the Vermont folk music tradition and perform ballads, fiddle tunes, and country music.
Mus G - Unb

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Periodicals

Strings.
Monthly magazine "for players of violin, viola, cello, bass and fiddle"
May be used only in the Main Library.
Library has issues from 1990 to the present.

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Updated 6/08