Learn to Play Irish Fiddle is a book and two CD set that introduces the absolute beginner to the great traditional fiddle music of Ireland, going right from the basics of how to hold and make the first sounds on the instrument - through specially composed, manageable tunes in the Irish style - right up to playing traditional reels, jigs and other dance tunes from the traditional repertoire (the specially composed tunes bridge the gap between the basics and the traditional music). Embellishments and techniques that make good Irish fiddle playing so infectious, such as rolls, cuts, triplets and slides are gradually introduced. The student will also become familiar with some of the more advanced ideas concerning playing Irish traditional music such as variations and dynamics - subjects which are covered in greater detail in Irish Fiddle Playing: A Guide for the Serious Player book/CD sets by the same author. Useful appendices and a cross-referenced glossary are also included. The accompanying CDs contain all the tunes in the book (played at a slow tempo) plus many exercises. There is NO NEED FOR ANY PRIOR MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE in order to use this book. Each aspect of playing and theory is covered in an accessible and manageable way.
Philip John Berthoud was born in Zimbabwe in 1966 and has lived in England since the age of 4. He is a self-taught musician and plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar. He has been a musician for over 25 years and has taught, performed and composed in a wide variety of musical styles from rock, jazz and classical to folk, avant-garde and pop. However, his greatest love and main speciality over the last ten years or so has been Irish traditional music. Since 2000, Philip has lived with his wife, Mahrey and two children in Devon, England. His time is spent teaching adults and children, writing music, writing about music and performing as a freelance musician.
Descrizione libro Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2008. Spiral-bound. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110786607785
Descrizione libro Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2008. Spiral-bound. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0786607785