The Fiddle Handbook

The Fiddle Handbook

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(Book). 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 audio examples ornaments, bowing patterns, scales, modes, exercises and complete tunes are included to give you a taste of each style. And finally, the book answers once and for all the hoary old question, qWhat's the difference between a fiddle and a violin?q The answer, of course, is that fiddle players have more fun....To answer these questionswe have to go way back to the Jewish a#39;Old Worlda#39;. The wordklezmer derives from the Hebrew wordsa#39;kleya#39; anda#39;zemera#39;, meaning musical instrument. In Europe the use of the term KlezmerFiddle The History OfKlezmeranbsp;...

Title:The Fiddle Handbook
Author:Chris Haigh
Publisher:Backbeat Books - 2009-08-01


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