The Fiddler's Fakebook

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The Fiddler's Fakebook

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The Fiddler’s Fakebook is the best anthology of fiddle tunes popularly played in the United States, and has become the industry standard for fiddlers due to its comprehensive amount of instruction and great songs that it packs into one convenient collection. Contains nearly 500 jigs, reels, rags, and hornpipes from all the major fiddling traditions, arranged by David Brody.

The Ultimate Sourcebook for the Traditional Fiddler

If the tune is in this book then is almost certainly played at festivals and jams. It covers bluegrass, old time, Cajun, Irish, Texas Style and contra dance favorites. An excellent overview of what's being played today.

Includes extensive information on regional styles, bowing, ornamentation, and even record companies that specialize in folk and fiddle music, as well as an exhaustive discography, a standard song index and an index of “alternate titles” by which some of the songs may be recognized.

Songs include:

  • Another Jig Will Do
  • Apple Blossom
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Bill Cheatham
  • Bitter Creek
  • Bonnie Kate
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe
  • Cripple Creek
  • Fiddler's Dream
  • Fisher's Hornpipe
  • Flop-Eared Mule
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • The Girl That Broke My Heart
  • The Irish Washerwoman
  • Magpie
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Stoney Creek
  • Woodchopper's Reel
  • and more…

Softcover book, measuring 9x12.5 inches. 304 pages. Published by Oak Publications / Hal Leonard, ISBN 9780825602382.