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Around The World in 80 Tunes Volume 2: A Folk Fiddle Method

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This book sets out to teach the reader how to play the fiddle, by using inspiring music from some of the great musical traditions of the world, especially arranged by the author for the instrument. Includes 2 CDs!

Ideal for the complete beginner, there is no need for any previous musical knowledge.

Invaluable for the existing player/improver looking for fresh ideas and exciting new tunes.

By working through this unique book, the reader will gain a sound knowledge of the fiddle, plus a large and varied repertoire of traditional music from all over the world.

By drawing on the less commonly heard music of countries such as Venezuala, Rwanda, Holland, Trinidad, Japan and Australia, as well as the more popular traditions of Ireland and North America, this book will produce a well-rounded fiddle player - a musician who will be inspired to look further into the exciting musical traditions of the world.

Rather than being an exhaustive guide to all traditional styles of the world, this book is a fiddle method, which uses tunes from around the world to demonstrate the various techniques required to produce a competent traditional musician. It is the sincere hope of the author that the student will be inspired, by the study of the music contained in this book and recording, to look more deeply into styles of particular interest.


  • 7/8 Time Signature
  • A L'ouchaq Fnit Ana (Morocco)
  • Al Mout Ba-ddra' (Morocco)
  • Alborada de Pontecaldelas (Spain)
  • Bahcevanci with Double-stops (Turkey)
  • Beale Street Blues (U.S.A)
  • Bert Jamison's (Australia)
  • Bisdot Bet-lechem (Israel)
  • Castillian (Trinidad)
  • Castillian with Double-stops (Trinidad)
  • Cornin's Hornpipe (Ireland)
  • Daichovo Chara (Bulgaria)
  • Dance (Egypt)
  • Dance from Rajasthan (India)
  • Double Stops
  • Dwans y Pistyll (Wales)
  • Extract from Shin-Kinuta (Japan)
  • Flop-Eared Mule (U.S.A)
  • Fraggossiriani (Greece)
  • Frayleleh (Israel)
  • Friend, Since You Want to Marry (Greece)
  • Hava Netze Bamachol (Israel)
  • Hoir Sit Gild (Mongolia)
  • Hopa Horunu (Turkey)
  • Hora Mare (Romania)
  • Hunt the Squirrel with Double-stops (England)
  • I Had One Love (Greece)
  • Jig from Galicia (Spain)
  • Karallanta (Bolivia)
  • Kautisten Polka (Finland)
  • Krepatka (Bulgaria)
  • Kucata (Bulgaria)
  • La Grande Chaine (Canada)
  • La Paloma (Venezuela)
  • La Partida (Venezuela)
  • Laghran Bayen fiyya (Morocco)
  • Lama (Rwanda)
  • Louis Waltz with Double-stops (U.S.A)
  • Malembe (Venezuela)
  • Maria Chibu (Congo)
  • Mawwal (Syria)
  • Metsakukkia (Finland)
  • Mosaico Tradicional (Venezuela)
  • Ping Hu Qui Yue (China)
  • Podrimsko Horo (Albania)
  • Rada Pere (Macedonia)
  • Remeda o Refaixo (Spain)
  • Rhwng Dwy (Wales)
  • Sai Ma (China)
  • Shalakho (Armenia)
  • Son Para Entragar (Mexico)
  • St. Louis Blues (U.S.A)
  • Tarantella in A Minor (Italy)
  • Tarantella in D Minor (Italy)
  • The Hills of Glenorchy (Scotland)
  • The Little River (Australia)
  • The Maid Behind the Bar (Ireland)
  • The Mill Belongs to Sandy with Double-stops (Australia)
  • Touchia (Algeria)
  • Trapizontsinerti par (Armenia)
  • Tripping up the Stairs (Ireland)
  • Tune in D (Guadeloupe)
  • Tune in G (Guadeloupe)
  • Waltz in A Minor (Sweden)
  • Waltz in D Minor (Sweden)
Cat No. SP909
Material Traditional
ArrangerPhilip John Berthoud
CategoryViolin Tutor
PublisherSpartan Press
ISMN 979-0-57999-909-6
EAN-13 9790579999096
Weight 250 grams
Published 25th November 2010
Availability OUT OF PRINT.
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See also...
SP908  Around The World in 80 Tunes Volume 1: A Folk Fiddle Method


...the two volumes provide a good and varied selection of tunes from around the world. Vol.II would provide a useful reference library if you wish to explore little-known folk repertoire.

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