Fiddle from Scratch

Dan Levenson is a Southern Appalachian native who has grown up with the music of that region.  He is a master teacher and performer on both fiddle and clawhammer banjo.  In “Fiddle from Scratch“, Dan begins at the very beginning: how to tune , how to hold the fiddle, how to use the bow.  Real fiddle tunes are used to teach, including “Spotted Pony”,  “Arkansas Traveler”, “Soldier’s Joy”, and more.   Two CDs are included.  They include slow and normal speed recordings for all the exercises and fiddle tunes.  A lot of information and music is presented in a fun and understandable manner. There is a section on jam session etiquette that will be very helpful once you feel confident enough to play in a group.  If you want to learn fiddle or if you want to learn more about how to play, this is a great book.   For more information on this fiddle book or others, please contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website, Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.


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