Cooper, Peter: Complete Irish Fiddle Player (Book & CD)


Catalogue No: 95406BCD
Shop Product Code: 230401L

Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Department: Strings - Violin

Publisher: Mel Bay

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In his preface, the author reminds the reader that this is not a book for the absolute beginner. Even the experienced player may not "get it" on first reading a given tune, but "You can expect to enjoy the process of learning...[and experience] the joy of recreating a traditional tune, of making it your own." This is the teacher/student pact in effect throughout this marvelous book, written for the literary as much as the musical connoisseur.

Although no classical violin experience is needed, you will need to know how to hold the fiddle and bow, and be able to play at least simple tunes in the first position. Having the ability to read music will enable you to follow the bowing patterns and left-hand techniques which the author feels are crucial in grasping the playing style. Includes a double CD featuring solo fiddle. The teaching recording plays the first tunes slowly, but by the end, the correct speed is played. This stereo recording contains 77 of the 80 songs from the book.


Contents and Reviews

Ace & Deuce Of Pipering
Another One Of Paddy's
Ballydesmond Polkas - No.1
Ballydesmond Polkas - No.2
Beeswing (Variation)
Bill Sullivan's Polka
Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine
Bonnie Kate
Brian Boru's
Bryan O'lynn
Charlie Lennon's
Con Mcginley's
Cooley's Reel (Not On Cd)
Corn Rigs
Din Tarrant's
Doctor Gilbert
Donegal Mazurkas 1
Donegal Mazurkas 1 - 2nd Version
Donegal Mazurkas 2
Eddie Kelly's
Garrett Barry's
Garrett Barry's (Variation)
Gillan's Apples
Harvest Home
Jackie Tar
Jenny's Chickens
Jimmy Lyons'
Julia Clifford's Polka
Lad O'beirne's
Martin Kirwan's
Morrison's Jig
My Darling Asleep
O The Britches Full Of Stitches
O'carolan's Draught
Off To California
Old Joe's (With Rolls)
Old Joe's Jig
Paddy Clancy's
Paddy Fahy's (Pete Cooper's!)
Paddy Ryan's Dream
Polly, Put The Kettle On
Sonny Brogan's Mazurka
Star Of The County Down (Song)
Star Of The County Down (Waltz)
The Bank Of Ireland
The Banshee
The Butterfly
The Chicago Jig
The Connachtman's Rambles (Not On Cd)
The Cullen Slide
The Cup Of Tea
The Galway Hornpipe
The Heart Is True
The Irish Washerwoman
The Jug Of Punch
The Kid On The Mountain
The Lads Of Laois
The Lark In The Morning
The Maid Behind The Bar
The Merry Blacksmith
The Morning Dew
The Morning Star
The Musical Priest
The Palm Trees Of Kerry
The Pipe On The Hob
The Reel Of Mullinavat
The Rights Of Man
The Road To Lisdoonvarna
The Rocky Road To Dublin
The Salamanca (Not On Cd)
The Silver Spear
The Star Above The Garter
The Tailor's Twist
The Teetotaller's Reel
The Walls Of Liscarroll
The Wounded Hussar
Tobin's Jig
Tom Billy's
Untitled Highland
Vincent Campbell's (Not On Cd)
Walsh's Fancy

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