American Fiddle Method: Canadian Fiddle Styles

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Expert fiddlers Brian Wicklund and April Verch team up to delve into the dynamic world of Canadian fiddling for the FiddlePal Explore Series. 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 traditions including Old Time Canadian, French Canadian, Cape Breton and Métis. More than just a collection of great 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 CD accompanying the book is great listening. An outstanding book.

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Brian Wicklund is widely regarded as one of the top fiddle teachers in the country. He is a sought after instructor for fiddle camps and fiddle workshops Brian is the author of the best selling fiddle books, American Fiddle Method Volume 1 and 2 fiddle books and fiddle video DVDs published by Mel Bay. Spin-offs from the initial books for fiddle include fiddle music for viola, fiddle music for cello and piano accompaniment books. He is currently expanding his offerings with the FiddlePal Explore Series with fiddle books on Canadian Fiddle Styles, Texas and Contest Fiddle Styles and Bluegrass Fiddle Styles. Brian is also a co-founder of the online bluegrass instructional website Bluegrass College. 1987-1994 Brian was a member of the band, Stoney Lonesome with whom he toured nationally and internationally, released seven recordings and played on Prairie Home Companion radio show. Since 1995 Brian has played with an array of nationally and internationally tour bands. He was a member of the Ethnic Dance Theater, Judith Edelman Band, Kathy Kallick Band, Lorie Line s Pop Chamber Orchestra, and the Chris Stuart Band. He has been busy as a studio musician and producer laying down fiddle and mandolin tracks on hundreds of projects. His own critically acclaimed recording project Arrival was released in 1998. In 1999 he received the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship Grant. In 2005 three good friends Brian Wicklund Ben Winship and Eric Thorin formed Brother Mule acoustic power trio. Their debut release featuring their work on songwriting, fiddle, mandolin and bass won them an Indie Music Award for best Americana CD of 2005. Brian also performs with a band he fronts the Minnesota-based Brian Wicklund and FiddlePals.

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