A Violinist's Guide to Scottish Fiddling

by Melinda Crawford Perttu
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Book with online video. Designed for violinists who have never fiddled in the Scottish style or for anyone who would like to brush up on their "Scottishness." Discusses ornamentations and their applications, bowing styles, rhythmic issues and stylistic interpretations. Covers five basic types of tunes: airs, marches, jigs, reels and strathspeys, as well as Scottish fiddle history and regional styles. Accompanying video clips by the author show how to execute all of the different techniques and how to perform 44 full-length traditional Scottish fiddle tunes. Transcriptions of the tunes included. 67 pp.   More Details...

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Part I Foreword

  • About this Guide

Part II A (Very) Brief History of Scottish Fiddling

  • Historical Timeline

Part III Before Getting Started
Part IV Airs and Ornaments

  • Left-Hand Ornaments
  • Hammer-Ons
  • The Crunch
  • The Pull-Off
  • The Tap
  • Combination Ornaments
  • Phrasing

Part V Marches

  • Additional Ornaments: Unison and Turn

Part VI Dance Music

  • Jigs
  • Reels
  • Bowings
  • The Birl
  • Strathspeys
  • West Highland
  • Northeast
  • 16th-Note Runs
  • Triplets
  • The Up-Driven Bow

Part VII Answer Section
Part VIII Full Tunes from Excerpts That Are Not Included in the Text
Part IX

  • Appendix A – Additional Listening
  • Appendix B – Suggested Music Resources
  • Appendix C – Map of Scotland—The Regions and Regional Fiddle Styles

Part X Tune Index

  • Topical Index

Part XI About the Author