Chris Haigh: The Fiddle Handbook

Books and CDs | Violin

Publisher: Backbeat Books
Author: Chris Haigh
Format: Books | Instrumental Reference
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 examples - ornaments, bowing patterns, scales, modes, exercises and complete tunes - are faithfully reproduced on the accompanying CDs, to give you a taste of each style. And finally, the book answers once and for all the hoary old question, "What's the difference between a fiddle and a violin?" The answer, of course, is that fiddle players have more fun...

ISBN: 9780879309787
Published on: 28 September 2009
No of pages: 288
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00332749

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      Gozo GB
      Terrific range of information. It has opened the eyes of my classically-trained violinist friend, for whom I bought it. He can't be called a Maestro until he's mastered Cajun AND classical stuff!
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      Published on: 09 January 2015

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