Voyager Repertoire Builder Series

These are special materials to help fiddlers, other lead players, and backup players add tunes to their repertoire. These releases presently are available only directly from Voyager since production runs are limited. Unless otherwise noted, all Repertoire Builder Series releases consist of a CD of the tunes in a sleeve, music for the tunes professionally set in standard music notation, and chord charts for accompaniment, all punched for a standard 3-ring binder, packaged in a plastic ziplock bag. Unless otherwise noted, all Repertoire Builder packets are $15.00.

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Packet Cover Sheet Example in pdf Format - Waltzes, VRCD 109 Music Page Example in pdf Format - Fjällbruden

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THE MANDOLIN PLAYER'S PASTIME CD

VRCD 101 [CDR]

This is a companion CD to The Mandolin Player's Pastime, featuring a sampling of 57 tunes from the book played by Phil Williams, mandolin, and Vivian Williams, guitar. This CD is intended to show how these tunes sound to make it easier to learn tunes from the book. Price: $15.00 separately; $10.00 if ordered together with the book.

Liner Notes & Tune List Return to Book Catalog

CD by itself (See Book Catalog for ordering with book) $15.00

 


PHIL'S MANDOLIN WORKSHOP OF 25 MOSTLY FAMILIAR TUNES

VRCD 105

Phil Williams - Mandolin, Guitar

This "Repertoire Builder" packet contains music professionally set and printed in standard notation and mandolin tablature, with chord suggestions, information about the tunes, and a CD of twenty-five fiddle tunes that work well on the mandolin. Most of the tunes are played at jam sessions of Old Time Fiddle Associations in the Pacific Northwest. Some are included to practice mandolin techniques, such as down-picked blues, and different key signatures. Most of the tunes are played somewhat slower on the CD than they normally would be performed. The mandolin is on the Left channel and guitar backup is on the Right channel so that mandolinists can turn down the Left channel and play to the guitar accompaniment; accompanists can turn down the Right channel and back up the mandolin.

The Tunes: Arkansas Traveler (D), Cripple Creek (A), Turkey in the Straw (G), Soldier's Joy (D), Old Joe Clark (A), Ragtime Annie (D/G), Tennessee Wagoner (C), Polly Put the Kettle On (G), Polly Put the Kettle On (D), My Love is But A Lassie (D), Sally Put a Bug on Me (D); Redwing (G); Golden Slippers (G); Sailor's Hornpipe (B), Temperance Reel (G), Fireman's Reel (A), Garryowen (G), Irish Washerwoman (G), Swallowtail Jig (Em), Jenny Lind Polka (D), Stone's Rag (C), Detroit Schottische (D/A), Detroit Schottische (G/D), Westphalia Waltz (G), Red Fox Waltz (D), "D" Blues (D), Phil's Blues (D).

Each track starts with a "count-in" in time with the music, starting two measures before the first full measure of the tune. Most count-ins are "1 - 2 - 1." The count-in for Stone's Rag is "1 - 2 - 1 - 2," and Westphalia Waltz, and Red Fox Waltz are "1 - 2- 3 - 1." The tunes can be learned by ear from the CD, or from the music and/or tablature, with the CD to assist in timing in phrasing.

Sound Clips: Ragtime Annie MP3 MP3(LoFi); Fireman's Reel MP3 MP3(LoFi) "D" Blues MP3 MP3(LoFi)
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FIDDLE TUNE REPERTOIRE BUILDER PACKET CD106

25 Reels, Hornpipes, Marches, & Jigs Suitable for Contra Dances

Vivian Williams, fiddle; Phil Williams, guitar

CD with fiddle on left channel and guitar on right channel. The 25 tunes are each played at normal speed at least twice through, and comprise the first 25 tracks of the CD. The next 25 CD tracks (total of 50 tracks on the CD) are of the fiddle only playing once through the tune, slowed down electronically in the computer to enable ear learners to pick up the tune more easily. Music in standard musical notation and chord charts for each tune are included in the packet, along with some tunes histories, suggestions for how to use the tunes for dancing and creating dance medleys, and tips on playing the tune effectively, when appropriate. Each normal speed CD track is started with an in-time count-in to begin the tune.

The tunes, in order by CD track number: Reels, Hornpipes, Marches - Balquidder Lasses, Dark Girl Dressed in Blue, La Bastringue, London Hornpipe, Mason's Apron, McQuillen's Squeezebox, Miss Murray of Lintrose, Mountain Hornpipe, Nancy, Parry Sound Reel, Pete's Breakdown, Petronella, On the Road to Boston, The White Cockade; Jigs - Billy the Barber, Buckwheat Batter, Country Courtship, Devlin's Jig, Fair Jenny's Jig, Farmers Jamboree, Garryowen, The Gobby-O, Honest John, Jimmy's Favorite, Seven Stars.

Sound Clips: Mountain Hornpipe - Normal speed MP3 MP3(LoFi); Slowed version MP3 MP3LoFi); Honest John (normal speed) MP3 MP3LoFi); Slowed Version MP3 MP3(LoFi)

Written Materials and Tune Notes

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FIDDLE TUNE REPERTOIRE BUILDER PACKET 107

25 Challenging Reels, Hornpipes, & Jigs Suitable for Contra Dances

Vivian Williams, fiddle; Phil Williams, guitar

CD with fiddle on left channel and guitar on right channel. The 25 tunes are each played at normal speed, and comprise the first 25 tracks of the CD. The next 25 CD tracks (total of 50 tracks on the CD) are of the fiddle only playing once through the tune, slowed down electronically in the computer to enable ear learners to pick up the tune more easily. Music in standard musical notation and chord charts for each tune are included in the packet, along with some tunes histories, suggestions for how to use the tunes for dancing and creating dance medleys, and tips on playing the tune effectively, when appropriate. Each normal speed CD track is started with an in-time count-in to begin the tune.

The tunes, in order by CD track number: Reels & Hornpipes - Archie Menzies, Big John McNeil, Bonnie Kate, Cincinnati Hornpipe, City of Savannah, College Hornpipe, Concert Reel, Dominion Reel, Early in the Evening, Grant Lamb's Breakdown, Jean LaTippe, Julie Delaney, Levantine's Barrel, Lightning Hornpipe, Loggers Breakdown, Mountain Ranger Hornpipe, Peter Street, Pleasures of Home, St. Adelle's Reel, Walker Street, Woodchopper's Reel. Jigs - Dust Devil, Fittro's Folly, Peter Barnes, Rippling Water Jig

Sound Clips: Big John McNeil MP3 RealAudio; Rippling Water Jig MP3 RealAudio

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FIDDLE TUNE REPERTOIRE BUILDER PACKET 108

25 Hoedowns and Reels for Square Dances and Contra Dances

Vivian Williams, fiddle; Phil Williams, guitar

CD with fiddle on left channel and guitar on right channel. The 25 tunes are each played at normal speed, and comprise the first 25 tracks of the CD. The next 25 CD tracks (total of 50 tracks on the CD) are of the fiddle only playing once through the tune, slowed down electronically in the computer to enable ear learners to pick up the tune more easily. Music in standard musical notation and chord charts for each tune are included in the packet, along with some tunes histories, suggestions for how to use the tunes for dancing, and tips on playing the tune effectively, when appropriate. Each normal speed CD track is started with an in-time count-in to begin the tune.

The tunes, in order by CD track number: Angelina Baker, Arkansas Traveler, Blackberry Blossom, Buffalo Gals, Chicken Reel, Cluck Old Hen, Crooked Stovepipe, Dance All Night, Dance All Night with a Bottle in Your Hand, Dance Around Molly, Dry Creek Reel, Fortune, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Glise de Sherbrooke, Leather Britches, Lumberjack, Mississippi Sawyer, Old Coon Dog, Old Joe Clark, Rubber Dolly, Run Boy Run, Tennessee Wagoner, Whalen's Breakdown, Year of Jubilo, Yellow Barber

Sound Clips: Old Coon Dog MP3 MP3(LoFi) Whalen's Breakdown MP3 MP3(LoFi)

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FIDDLE TUNE REPERTOIRE BUILDER PACKET 109

25 Waltzes

Vivian Williams, fiddle; Phil Williams, guitar

CD with fiddle on left channel and guitar on right channel. The 25 tunes are each played at normal speed, and comprise the first 25 tracks of the CD. The next 25 CD tracks (total of 50 tracks on the CD) are of the fiddle only playing once through the tune, slowed down electronically in the computer to enable ear learners to pick up the tune more easily. Music in standard musical notation and chord charts for each tune are included in the packet, along with some tunes histories, suggestions for how to use the tunes for dancing, and tips on playing the tune effectively, when appropriate. Each normal speed CD track is started with an in-time count-in to begin the tune.

The tunes, in order by CD track number: A & E Waltz, Annie Laurie, Anniversary Song, Black Velvet Waltz (in Bb), Black Velvet Waltz (in C), Brandon Waltz, Cabri Waltz, Country Waltz, Dry River Waltz, Emma, Fairweather Waltz, Fairy Waltz, Fjällbruden, From Frisco to Cape Cod, Good Neighbor Waltz, La Golondrina, Red Fox Waltz, Saturday Waltz, Silver Wedding Waltz, Sir John McDonald's Waltz, Starry Nights and Candlelight, Stonetown Waltz, Swedish Wedding Waltz, Sweet Bunch of Daisies, Whistler's Waltz

Sound Clips: A & E Waltz MP3 MP3(LoFi) Saturday Waltz MP3 MP3(LoFi)

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FIDDLE TUNE REPERTOIRE BUILDER PACKET 110

25 Couple Dances: Schottisches, Polkas, Two-Steps, and Pattern Dances

Vivian Williams, fiddle; Phil Williams, guitar

CD with fiddle on left channel and guitar on right channel. The 25 tunes are each played at normal speed, and comprise the first 25 tracks of the CD. The next 25 CD tracks (total of 50 tracks on the CD) are of the fiddle only playing once through the tune, slowed down electronically in the computer to enable ear learners to pick up the tune more easily. Music in standard musical notation and chord charts for each tune are included in the packet, along with some tunes histories, suggestions for how to use the tunes for dancing, and tips on playing the tune effectively, when appropriate. Each normal speed CD track is started with an in-time count-in to begin the tune.

The tunes in order by CD Track number: Balen I Karlstad, Detroit Schottische, Fiddle Fingers Schottische, Great Western Clog, Rochester Schottische, Schottis fran Haverö, Sunflower Schottische, Atkins Polka, Clarinet Polka, Flannigan's Polka, Grandfathers Polka, Helena Polka, Red River Cart Polka, Box Social Two-Step, Goofus, Happy Acres Two-Step, Peacock Rag, Sleeping Giant Two-Step, Snow Deer, Black Hawk Waltz, Canadian Heel & Toe Polka, Jenny Lind Polka, Rye Waltz, Tuxedo, Varsouvianna

Sound Clips: Schottis fran Haverö MP3 <P3(LoFi) Canadian Heel & Toe Polka MP3 MP3(LoFi)

Written Materials and Tune Notes Return to CD Catalog