Matt Cranitch: The Irish Fiddle Book (CD Edition)

Books and CDs | Violin

Publisher: Ossian Publications
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
This book explains and shows in detail the various techniques used by fiddle players in creating a traditional style of playing. All the information is presented in the context of the music itself, with numerous transcribed and recorded examples. It is aimed not only at the beginner, but also the fiddle-player (and indeed violinist) with some knowledge and experience who wishes to learn more. For those unable to read music, a chapter on notation is included. Particular emphasis is given to bowing and ornamentation, with individual chapters devoted to Jigs, Slides, Plokas, Hornpipes, Airs and Reels.
The book also attemptes to convey something of the excitement felt in playing music which has a large degree of improvisation, albeit within certain bounds. The demonstration CD, which features a large selection of the transcribed tunes and ornaments performed by Cranitch, is an invaluable aid to learning as it allows the listener to hear how the music and ornamentation should sound.
ISBN: 9781900428675
Published on: 01 July 2005
No of pages: 190
Language: English
Catalogue No: OMB7
 
     
       

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        5
        ouvrage convivial qui prend de la base jusqu'aux techniques avancés, seul bémol, il est en anglais. J'ai contourné la difficulté en me faisant aider par ma prof à qui l'ouvrage a également plu. Le support CD permet de bien se représenter les morceaux.
        Anonymous - ()
        5
        This book is superb. It gets you started from scratch and takes you through from the basics until you find yourself immersed in the tunes. The cd is very helpful and there are 2 sister CDs which can be ordered via the site mentioned in the book. When I ordered and one was not in stock, Matt himself made a copy and sent it to me! He also invited me to a teaching weekend; may be when I play a bit better. The carefully thought out structure of this book lends itself to that. The point is that Matt oozes enthusiasm in championing Irish music and this is patent from this book. I have at least a dozen books in this genre as well as many mandolins exits; the Irish Fiddle Book is the best!
        Anonymous - (NEAR CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom)
        5
        This is a great book for learning to play the fiddle with everything you need to know about playing this style of music. The cd that comes with this book is a great help as it lets you hear how the tunes should sound which can be difficult to work out with sheet music alone. I would recommend this book for musicians of all level due to the wide selection of tunes it has.
        Anonymous - (Londonderry, United Kingdom)
        5
        This is a great book for learning to play the fiddle with everything you need to know about playing this style of music. The cd that comes with this book is a great help as it lets you hear how the tunes should sound which can be difficult to work out with sheet music alone. I would recommend this book for musicians of all level due to the wide selection of tunes it has.
        Anonymous - (Londonderry, United Kingdom)
        5
        livraison dans les délais, parfait état et exemplaire neuf d'un ouvrage que je cherchais depuis longtemps et que les autres sites contactés m'annonçait comme définitivement épuisé. Merci beaucoup
        Anonymous - (levens, France)