This companion to Mel Bay's popular American Fiddle Method opens up the world of fiddling to cellists at a beginner-intermediate level.
Unlike many books for Violas and Cellos which simply transpose the tunes, the authors of this method, Brian Wicklund and Faith Farr, have gone to considerable effort arranging the tunes to be both playable and true to the original melody and key. Variations to the tunes are included, illustrating how they can serve as a basis for improvisation.
Finally fiddlers, violists and cellists can jam together! In this book, ensemble skills are taught with chords and lyrics, basic music theory, and demonstrations of such skills as backup and lead playing.
This playfully-illustrated book also includes access to high quality, multi-instrumental online audio recordings for listening and play-along.