This book teaches the techniques of all the main branches of country fiddle. It brings structure, clarity, and purpose to your learning, and allows you to fluidly play through a country song, differentiating between the intro, the backing, the fills on verse and chorus, the fiddle solo, and the outro, all in a style appropriate to the type of song. Old time, early string band music, western swing, bluegrass, honky tonk, Cajun and commercial country are all covered here. You will also learn about specific players from the history of country, so that you can absorb and master the techniques which they pioneered. The style of the book is practical and down-to earth, but also entertaining, spiced with anecdotes from the many colourful characters we meet along the way, be they heroes or villains!
The Good Old Days
The beginning of Country Music
Commercial Country in the 1950s
This series is ideal for instrumentalists looking to explore popular music styles including Jazz, Rock, Blues and Folk. Written by experts in their fields, the books give you a step by step introduction to the techniques, harmonies and sound worlds of these individual styles. Each book is accompanied by demonstration and live backing tracks on the included CD or audio download.