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Dave Haas - Fun Fiddle Tunes

Item Number 1310105

Regular price $32.00

This workbook/2-CD set was written for all who aspire to improve their playing of fiddle tunes, and other tunes with a fast tempo, and build their repertoire of songs.

The book is more than a collection of fiddle tunes - it provides over 2 hours of detailed written and audio instruction of the left and right hand techniques needed to play quickly, cleanly, and smoothly. The workbook consists of 32 popular fiddle tune arrangements and 11 exercises which build the skills necessary to play fiddle tunes and other fast songs on the mountain dulcimer. Many of the tunes included are those played in jam sessions and at club meetings.

Also included is a description of first and second position backup chords, and how to use the "chop" to liven up your backup accompaniment. All of the instruction, tunes and exercises are referenced to the accompanying 2-CD set, which allows the listener to play along with the instructor while learning to bring forth lively fiddle tunes from the mountain dulcimer.

56 pages.

Songs included:

Angelina Baker - DAD Tuning
Barlow Knife - DAD Tuning
Boatman - DAD Tuning
Boil Dem Cabbage - DAD Tuning
Chinese Breakdown - DAD Tuning
Cluck Old Hen - DAD Tuning
Cripple Creek - DAD Tuning
Crooked Ridge - DAD Tuning
Dancing Cow - DAD Tuning - Composed by: Will Manahan And Dave Haas
Fly Around, My Pretty Little Miss - DAD Tuning
Gray Cat On A Tennessee Farm - DAD Tuning
Groundhog - DAD Tuning
John Stinson's #2 - DAD Tuning
Liza Jane - DAD Tuning
Mississippi Sawyer - DAD Tuning
Old Joe Clark - DAD Tuning
Rock The Cradle, Joe - DAD Tuning
Red Wing - DAD Tuning
Sail Away Ladies - DAD Tuning
Sandy River Belle - DAD Tuning
Scotland, The Brave - DAD Tuning
Shady Grove - DAD Tuning
Shove That Pig's Foot (A Little Further In The Fire) - DAD Tuning
Soldier's Joy - DAD Tuning
Southwind - DAD Tuning
Spotted Pony - DAD Tuning
Turkey In The Straw - DAD Tuning
Waterbound - DAD Tuning
Wayfaring Stranger - DAD Tuning
West Virginia Hills - DAD Tuning
Whiskey Before Breakfast - DAD Tuning
Wildwood Flower - DAD Tuning

Other content:

About The Instructor
Getting Ready To Play
Right Hand Technique (The Pick, Where Do I Strum?)
Right Hand Technique (The Strum)
Right Hand Technique (The Strum, Continued)
Exercise 1 (Scale Strum) - DAD Tuning
Exercise 2 (Two Finger Slide) - DAD Tuning
Left Hand Technique (Hand Position)
Left Hand Technique (Exercise 3: Two-Finger Combinations)
Left Hand Technique (Exercise 4: Three-Finger Combinations, Exercise 5: Fingers And Slides)
Exercise 6 (Three Finger Strum) - DAD Tuning
Exercise 7 (Three Finger Slide) - DAD Tuning
Exercise 8 (Chord Strum) - DAD Tuning
Exercise 9 (Four Note Slide) - DAD Tuning
Exercise 10 (Three Fingers - More Notes) - DAD Tuning
Backup Chords
Playing Backup - The "Chop" (Exercise 11: The "Chop" Backup Strum) - DAD Tuning

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Claudia S.
Helpful Book!

I like the layout of the book, the suggested finger exercises, and the songs' arrangements. The CDs are really useful to play along with, too. I think younger users or those who don't have CD players might prefer DVDs or digital videos that they can download and see the instructor's finger positions, etc.

Doyle Sauerwein
Fun fiddle tunes

Good music, and lots of helpful hints that makes learning fun