Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic: Old-Time Fiddle Tunes is perfect for introducing fiddling to young string players. The music book contains eleven tunes from the old-time American fiddling tradition that are presented first in a simplified version printed with note names in the note heads. Following the Philharmonic format, the tune is then presented in an advanced version of the tune. Several options for simple back-ups and very basic improvisation tips are provided for each musical instrument. Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic keeps each version on its own staff to avoid confusing young readers and lyrics are included where applicable. The CD features recordings of both versions as well as backing tracks for play-along at home or in class.
An introduction to fiddling techniques.