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Performer Guides: Fiddle

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Method Books:

Mark O'Connor, Gillian Gallagher, and Rieko Aizawa, O'Connor Method: A New American School of String Playing (New York: Mark O'Connor Musik International, 2009 -) - violin, MT761 .O266 2009; viola, MT282 .O18 2009; cello, MT786 .O266 2009.

Crystal Plohman, Renata Bratt, and Bob Phillips, Fiddle & Song: A Sequenced Guide to American Fiddling (Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 2017) - violin and piano accompaniment, MT279.5 .P56 2017; viola, MT282 .P56 2017; cello/bass, MT302 .P56 2017.

Fiddle Technique Books:

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.

Online Resources for Fiddle:

Traditional Celtic, Old Time, & Bluegrass Tune Book, compiled by Glenn Weiser, updated 24 June 2017.

The Session - A free website dedicated to traditional Irish music. You can find tunes, sessions, events, and discussions about music. 

Artist Fiddle Books:

Selected Fiddle Tune Books for Jams:

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Books on the Fiddle and Fiddlers: