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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Bluegrass fiddle book

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eddorci - Posted - 02/22/2020:  08:40:05

Anybody use the Gene Lowinger BG fiddle book?

stumpkicker - Posted - 02/22/2020:  10:23:31

Yeah, I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners, it’s more of an intermediate level book. And the lack of recorded examples is a definite minus.

dsreiner - Posted - 02/22/2020:  14:09:08

Neil Rossi has a super bluegrass fiddle book out. Very well thought out, great examples. Just google it...



RobBob - Posted - 02/22/2020:  15:55:16

Yes Neil's book is the one you want.

screecher - Posted - 02/22/2020:  17:33:29

Not a good first book but still worth having. Most of the breaks he transcribes should be on YouTube (heavy on 50s-60s Monroe fiddlers). One odd thing is that he doesn't list the chords of the song, which would be helpful.

Matt Glaser's bluegrass book (always cheap online) is pretty good too. Also Jack Tuttle's books.

stumpkicker - Posted - 02/23/2020:  03:44:28

I have both Rossi’s book and Tuttle’s bluegrass fiddle primer(which is breaks to songs in increasing difficulty not instrumentals; and no instruction per se). And I heartily recommend the both. I would make sure I knew a dozen fiddle tunes beforehand. Beginning O.T fiddle by Alan Kaufman got me started in the 80’s.

UsuallyPickin - Posted - 02/23/2020:  06:30:11

I want to put in a thumbs up for these two books. R/;sr=1-8;sr=1-1





dsreiner - Posted - 02/24/2020:  15:54:35


Originally posted by UsuallyPickin

I want to put in a thumbs up for these two books. R/;sr=1-8;sr=1-1





+1 for both!  The second book is by far the most comprehensive as a catalog of licks in context of chord progressions, and sometimes in context of tunes.


Edited by - dsreiner on 02/24/2020 15:55:08

eddorci - Posted - 03/03/2020:  07:39:48

Any recordings with these books?

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