Scottish Fiddle Encyclopedia

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Author: Bonnie Rideout
Series: Encyclopedia
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
As part of the Mel Bay Encyclopedia Series, the purpose of this book is to offer fiddlers direct access to the gems of the genre. Composers represented in this volume span a three hundred year period including works by: Patrick MacDonald, Adam Craig, Capt. Charles Duff, Simon Fraser, Robert and Joseph Lowe, Robert MacIntosh, William Marshall, and J. Scott Skinner. Ms. Rideout's original compositions are also included. The tunes are listed in order by key signature to enable the fiddler to put sets together for performance, competition or session playing. This book contains extra marches and strathspeys unique to Scottish fiddling. The end of the book is dedicated to solo numbers consisting of piobaireachd (pibroch) and slow airs. The Scottish Fiddle Encyclopedia is an essential tune book for musicians interested in developing a deeper appreciation for genuine traditional Scottish fiddle music.
ISBN: 9780786675098
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 15 June 2006
No of pages: 136
Language: English
Catalogue No: MLB99268

        Musicroom Reviews

        I suppose the rating depends on your expectations. If you are just looking for a book with lots of tunes, then this is useful. If you want to learn something about Scottish fiddle music, better avoid it. There is no text at all in this book, just the titles of the pieces, and I am not even sure there is a logical order to the pieces; I possibly haven't discovered it yet. I was disappointed that there is absolutely nothing written about the pieces. Perhaps as expected for a relatively cheap book with this number of pages, the binding of the book is not particularly suitable for use on a music stand. You need some strong, big clothes pegs to keep the page open on the right place. So, as a selection of pieces, quite good, but that's all there is to it.
        Anonymous - (Reading, United Kingdom)

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