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Fiddle: Home

This guide features resources on the fiddle, including fiddle tune books, books about the fiddle, and instructional methods.

The Library Catalog:

The library catalog allows you to search for physical materials in the collections (like books, scores, and audiovisual recordings), but also provides access to journal and newspaper articles, book chapters, reviews, and more by simultaneously searching a wide variety of open access repositories and many (but not all) of the subscription databases provided by the Heard Libraries. When looking for physical materials (like scores), choose VU Collections as your search scope from the drop-down menu to the right of the search box.

Reference Sources:

Reference sources are starting points for research on a topic. They include bibliographies, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. The materials listed below are useful for research related to the fiddle.

Chris Goertzen, "Fiddling," Grove Music Online (21 January 2014), accessed 12 April 2019. - This article is from the online version of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the standard reference source for music. It provides an overview of fiddling traditions in Europe and North America, dance forms, and tunes. A bibliography includes additional additional articles and books about fiddling. NOTE: You will need to access this link from one of the Wilson Music Library's computers or another campus location.

Books on Fiddling and Fiddlers:

Selected Fiddle Tune Books: