Preface by Jay Ungar, composer of “Ashokan Farewell.”
A Festival of Violin & Fiddle Styles presents 23 styles and is chock full of right- and left-hand techniques, exercises, and advice designed to help violinists, violists and cellists step into inclusive, 21st century skills as well as repertoire. This jam-packed book includes tips from an incredible array of multi-genre and roots-specific players including: Jay Ungar, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Mark Wood, Aly Bain, Roby Lakatos, Don Roy, Calvin Vollrath, Paul Anastasio, and more. Styles include old-time, bluegrass, Cajun, Franco-American, western swing, blues, swing, pop/rock, Irish, Scottish, Shetland Islands, Cape Breton, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Klezmer, Roma, Calentano, Galician, Afro-Cuban, tango, Swedish, Bollywood, Quebecois, and Metis. Online audio includes playing examples of all the fiddle tunes in the book, followed by background music so you can continue to play on your own. Videos include expert instruction on fiddle techniques like bowing, slurs, slides, vibrato, and ornamentation.