Tune Books - Books of tunes in standard music notation for fiddle and mandolin. These include the "Brand New Old Time Fiddle Tune" series of three books of tunes written by fiddlers in the later part of the 20th century, "Pleasures of Home," a book set from a notebook of tunes played in jam sessions in a barber shop in Minot, N.D. in the 1930s, "The Peter Beemer Manuscript," a historically important book of 124 tunes collected in a hand written manuscript for the dance band in the mining camp of Warren's Diggins, Idaho, in the 1860s, "The Haynes Family Manuscript," a book of 65 19th century dance tune from a pioneer manuscript from the Williamette Valley, OR, "The John Neilson Music Book," a music manuscript writtn out by a fiddler in Cuilhill, Scotland, to play for dances ad local entertainments, "The Aurora Violin Manuscripts," 169 tunes from the quadrille band manuscripts of 19th century Aurora, Oregon, "Now That's A Good Tune," the major book on Missouri fiddling with two CDs.


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Recording Techniques - How each of our CDs was recorded, equipment used, recording setup, and related information, and information about Professional Microphone Techniques, a book authored by David Miles Huber and Philip L. Williams, published by Mix Magazine, that shows methods for miking almost any instrument.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fiddle Seconding Missouri Style DVD - Fiddle seconding is one fiddler playing rhythmic chording to back up a fiddler playing lead. This is a very old accompaniment technique, though it is seldom seen today. On this DVD, Dr. Howard Marshall plays the seconding fiddle and explains how it is done, and Vivian Williams plays lead fiddle. The insert with the DVD contains diagrams of the fiddle chords used..
Articles - A wide range of articles of interest to fiddlers and oldtime musicians.