AFM Canadian Fiddle Styles (Book/Audio)
Expert fiddlers Brian Wicklund and Canadian fiddle master April Verch team up to delve into the dynamic world of Canadian fiddling for the American Fiddle Method. April is among the busiest fiddlers in Canada. Her inspired fans have long clamored for her instruction. This highly anticipated intermediate-level book explores Canada’s rich fiddle music tranditions including Old Time Canadian, French Canadian, Cape Breton and Métis. More than just a collection of great Canadian fiddle tunes, this book demystifies common ornaments and bowing patterns used in Canadian fiddling. The authors teach the simple melody to reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, schottisches, airs and strathspeys and demonstrate how to create variations using the skills in the book. The play-along audio accompanying the book is great listening. 80 page book + 60 minute download-able audio.