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The Fiddler's Fakebook Friday, April 22, 2011

This is the ultimate sourcebook for the traditional fiddler!  It includes chord names for those who want to play along on banjo, guitar or autoharp.  There are nearly 500 tunes in this book including  jigs, reels, hornpipes, oldtime breakdowns and rags, marches and strathspeys, New England contra dance and more. 

Tips are given for how to play the different styles–if you are a fiddler and want to jam, this will keep you happily busy.  If you want to play so your folk dancing/contra dancing friends can have the treat of dancing to live music, there are plenty of tunes: “La Bastringue,”  “Black Nag,”  Childgrove,”  “Drowsy Maggie”  and more.

Two tunes give a nod to Columbus, Ohio.  “Big Scioty”  is a fiddle tune named for the Scioto River which flows right through downtown Columbus where Stanton’s  is located. “Camp Chase” is a fiddle tune named for the old Civil War prisoner-of-war camp which was located on the West side of  Columbus, Ohio.

There  are nearly five hundred tunes in the book, which only costs $24.95–that means you get 2 tunes for a penny!  Give us a call at 1-800-42-music, email us or check out our website.

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