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I use this book for all of my beginning and intermediate students. Most of the tunes are southern old-time tunes, but mixed in are a smattering of bluegrass, celtic and other genres.

This spiral-bound book is organized in a systematic, graduated method, starting with very simple tunes and working slowly into more advanced material. This book is one of the most detailed books for developing a solid understanding of the standard bowing patterns used by fiddlers. Bow directions – ups and downs and slurs are carefully notated throughout. Left-hand fingerings are also notated wherever needed.

There are a total of 101 tunes in this 102 page book. About 70 of them are arranged by me for teaching purposes, but there about 30 transcriptions that I have culled from my favorite fiddle recordings over the last 20 years, from a whole variety of fiddlers, mostly southern American. Also included are major and minor scales, major and minor arpeggios, exercises for the bow, exercises for the left hand and tag endings.

For an idea of the quality of the transcriptions, you can download PDF samples on my transcription page.

Song List 

Alabama Jubilee
Angeline The Baker
Arkansas Traveler
Barlow Knife
Bear Creek Hop
Bill Cheatum
Billy In The Lowground
Billy Malley’s Barndance
Billy Malley’s Schottische
Blackberry Blossom
Bob Taylor’s March
Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Bonnie James Campbell
Calliope House
Calum’s Road
Cattle Call Waltz
Chapel Hill March
Cherokee Shuffle
Cluck Old Hen
Cold Frosty Morning
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Cripple Creek (1)
Cripple Creek (2)
Cuckoo’s Nest
Devil’s Dream
Down Yonder
Dry And Dusty
Eighth Of January
Elzic’s Farewell
Faded Love
Fiddler’s Blues
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Florida Blues
Forked Deer
Going Down To Georgie-o
Going To Chattanooga
Green River March
Green Willis
Growling Old Man
Hop Light Ladies
Joke On The Puppy
Josie Girl
June Apple
Kitchen Girl
La Betaille
Last Chance
Last Of Harris
Little Liza Jane
Little Rabbit
Maiden’s Prayer
Mississippi Sawyer
Mockingbird Hill
Needle Case
New Five Cents
North Carolina Breakdown
Old Aunt Adkins
Old Gray Horse
Old Joe Clark
Old Joe Clark (2)
Old Molly Hare
Old Mother Flanigan
Ookpik Waltz
Over The Waterfall
Pike’s Peak
Ragtime Annie
Red Fox Waltz
Red Wing
Red-Haired Boy
Robinson County
Rock That Cradle Lucy
Rose Of Sharon
Rose Tree
Ross Reel #4
Roy’s Rag
Salt Creek
Sandy River Belle
Say Darling Say
Seneca Square Dance
Skunk in the Collard Patch
Soldier’s Joy
Spotted Pony
St. Anne’s Reel
Suzanna Gal
Swallowtail Jig
Tater Patch
Tennessee Waltz
Texas Gals
The Barefoot Fiddler
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Turkey in the Straw
West Fork Gals
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Woodland Dream