recommended Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist
The Violinist’s Guide to Scottish Fiddling by Melinda Crawford Perttu
Especially designed for violinists who have never fiddled in the Scottish style or for anyone who would simply like to brush up on their “Scottishness,” this guide discusses ornamentations and their applications, bowing styles, rhythmic issues and stylistic interpretations. It covers five basic types of tunes: airs, marches, jigs, reels and strathspeys, as well as Scottish fiddle history and regional styles. Each technique is clearly defined and supported with an abundance of tunes and assessments for maximum learning. Accompanying video clips demonstrated by former U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion Melinda Crawford show how to execute all of the different techniques and how to perform more than 44 full-length traditional Scottish fiddle tunes. Even the most classical player will be jamming!
About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.