Popular tunes, step-by-step instructions, slow, medium and normal speed play-along tracks, and thorough explanations of essentials make this the most comprehensive fiddle method to date. It takes the student from the absolute beginning through professional repertoire. Genres include Celtic, twin fiddling, ragtime, classical and Scandinavian as well as old time and bluegrass. Modern Fiddling Method Grade 1 establishes a solid foundation in first position, with both easy and standard fiddle and bow holds, elementary fiddle bowings, rhythms, scales and ornaments, and fundamentals of music theory. The student can read and/or listen to each tune.