Hal Leonard Fiddle Method
Hal Leonard Book

Hal Leonard Fiddle Method

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Author: Chris Wagoner

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
About This Book
Introduction
A Brief History Of Fiddling: The Oral Tradition
Styles
Your Fiddle and Bow
Purchasing and Rental Tips
Instrument Care
Tuning
Tuning To The Audio
Tuning To A Piano Or Keyboard
Tuning With An Electronic Tuner
Tuning With A Pitch Pipe Or Tuning Fork
PLAYING POSITIONS
Musical Symbols
Simple Melodies
THE FEEL: Straight VS. Swing EIGHTH NOTES
Straight Eighths VS. Swing Eighths
Slides
Slide Patterns
Slurs
Anticipations
Bowing Techniques
Shuffle Bowings
Circle Bowing
Hemiola Bowing
Alternating Bowing Patterns
Practical Music Theory: The Universal Language
Scales and Modes
Intervals
Scales
Modes
Pentatonic Scales
Sequences
Variations
Variation Types
Constructing a “Break”
Triads and Arpeggios
Intros, Outros, and “Tag” Endings
Drones
Playing “Backup”
Backup Chords
Long-Bow Chording
The Chop
Accented Shuffles
Cross-Tuning
Advanced Tunes

The Hal Leonard Fiddle Method is the perfect introduction to playing folk, bluegrass, and country styles on the violin. Many traditional tunes are included to illustrate a variety of techniques. The accompanying audio embedded right in the digital book includes 90 tracks for demonstration and play-along.

Lessons cover: instrument selection & care; playing positions; slides & slurs; bowing; music theory; drones; cross-tuning; and other essential topics.

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