Books and Videos

American Fiddle Method Volume 1

Book/CD

Beginning Tunes and Techniques

American Fiddle Method, Volume 1 gets students started off fiddling right by introducing essential skills and using 22 classic fiddle tunes to reinforce the skills. The play-along CD features a top-notch band playing and singing the tunes. 54 page book and >60 minute CD read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 1

DVD

Beginning Tunes and Techniques

Brian Wicklund is widely regarded as one of the top fiddle teachers in the country. He shares his knowledge in this DVD supplement to Volume 1. The video instruction is like a private lesson demonstrating visually techniques that are difficult to get across in a book. Many extras not covered in the book are included. 110 minute DVD read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 1

Book/CD/DVD SET

Beginning Tunes and Techniques Value Set!

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American Fiddle Method Volume 2

Book/CD

Intermediate Tunes and Techniques

 

Volume 2 continues building on the solid foundation of Volume 1. This book covers fundamental techniques that allow fiddle players to play any kind of music well and teaches over two dozen classic fiddle tunes from a number of fiddle styles. 64 page book and >60 minute CD read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 2

DVD

Intermediate Tunes and Techniques

Brian shares his knowledge in this DVD supplement to Volume 2. He continues and expands the skills introduced in Volume 1 and shares his pointers and shortcuts to help you learn to play the right stuff faster and better. Nearly two hours of instruction! 118 minute DVD read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 2

Book/CD/DVD SET

Intermediate Tunes and Techniques

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Beginning/ Intermediate Value Pack–Save 30%!

Volume 1 and Volume 2 SETS – 2 Books, 2 DVDs, 2 CDs

American Fiddle Method Volume 1 and 2 provides you with a total of 49 fiddle tunes, 2 hours of fiddle music, and 4 hours of fiddle instruction! Get started right and save.

2 Books, 2 CDs, 2 DVDs

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American Fiddle Method: Canadian Fiddle Styles

–By Brian Wicklund and April Verch

american fiddle method canadian fiddle stylesExpert fiddlers Brian Wicklund and Canadian fiddle master April Verch team up to delve into the dynamic world of Canadian fiddling for the FiddlePal Explore Series. This highly anticipated intermediate-level book explores Canada’s rich fiddle traditions including Old Time Canadian, French Canadian, Cape Breton and Métis. More than just a collection of 28 great tunes, this book demystifies common ornaments and bowing patterns used in Canadian fiddling. The authors teach the simple melody to reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, schottisches, airs and strathspeys and demonstrate how to create variations using the skills in the book. The play-along CD accompanying the book is great listening. 80 page book + 60 minute CD read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 1 Viola

Book/CD

Beginning Tunes and Techniques

Written as a companion to the wildly popular fiddle book, this method opens up the world of fiddling to the beginning/intermediate violist. Finally fiddlers, violists and cellists can jam together! The authors arranged the tunes to be both playable and true to the original melody and key. Variations to the tunes and ensemble skills are taught with chords and lyrics, basic music theory, and demonstrations of such skills as backup and lead playing. A top-notch band plays on the fun CD. read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 1 Cello

Book/CD

Beginning Tunes and Techniques

Written as a companion to the wildly popular fiddle book, this method opens up the world of fiddling to the beginning/intermediate cellist. Finally fiddlers, violists and cellists can jam together! The authors arranged the tunes to be both playable and true to the original melody and key. Variations to the tunes and ensemble skills are taught with chords and lyrics, basic music theory, and demonstrations of such skills as backup and lead playing. A top-notch band plays on the fun CD. read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 1 Piano Accompaniment

Book

Beginning Tunes and Techniques

These tasteful piano accompaniments for the violin, viola and cello editions of Volume 1 adhere to the chord progressions suggested in the original books, but also includ interesting variations in rhythm and harmony. The result is a book that welcomes pianists to the jamming circle. Piano players can now join in the fun, and fiddle tunes can be featured in concerts and recitals with the support of an accompanist. read more...

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American Fiddle Method Volume 2 Piano Accompaniment

Book

Intermediate Tunes and Techniques

These tasteful piano accompaniments for the violin, viola and cello editions of Volume 2 adhere to the chord progressions suggested in the original books, but also includ interesting variations in rhythm and harmony. The result is a book that welcomes pianists to the jamming circle. Piano players can now join in the fun, and fiddle tunes can be featured in concerts and recitals with the support of an accompanist. read more...

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American Mandolin Method Volume 1 Beginning Tunes and Techniques

Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship have crafted this beginning mandolin method book based on the solid system created by Wicklund for the best-selling books, The American Fiddle Method. Using clear illustrations and lucid explanations, the authors guide beginning mandolin players through necessary skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting, picking technique, creating good tone, chop chord and open chord backup. Students learn the techniques while mastering over thirty common jam tunes, which they can practice with using the accompanying audio. 72 page book with 60 min CD

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American Mandolin Method Volume 2 Intermediate Tunes and Techniques


Volume 2 can be used as both as a follow up to Volume 1 and for intermediate players who are already experienced with the mandolin. Using clear illustrations and lucid explanations, the authors review skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting, picking technique and creating good tone. Students learn techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bar chords, chop chords and 7th chords while progressing step-by-step through over two dozen universally played jam tunes. The very listenable, high quality CD included with the book allows students to play along with the tunes to simulate jamming. Also included are folded scale exercises, and common sense tips from the authors' long experience teaching and performing.

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