Old Time Stringband Workshop for Fiddle

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Old Time Stringband Workshop for Fiddle is one in a set of four books, each with a matching collection of 40 traditional type fiddle tunes arranged to develop ensemble and jam session playing skills with other acoustic instruments, as well as to expand your repertoire of tunes. The music is presented in Notation with annotations for playing techniques and variations. A bonus arrangement of Star of the County Down is available as a free download. See melbay.com/21763.

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Jane Keefer first became involved with old time stringband music in Southern California during the mid 1970s, acquiring a banjo, fiddle and dulcimer to go along with the guitar she had begun playing in college. Although self-taught in the time-honored "folk" approach, her analytical skills as a former scientist led to the development of more than 1300 arrangements for banjo, dulcimer, mandolin, guitar and fiddle in both tablature and standard notation. These arrangements, in turn, generated a modest mail-order business, published tablatures in Banjo Newsletter and other magazines and formed the basis for a number of adult education classes for both beginners and intermediate players, including an "old time stringband ensemble" class that introduced advanced beginners and intermediate players to the joys of group and jam session playing. Other musical activities have included playing in numerous bands and a recording with Truman Price entitled "Songs & Tunes of the Oregon Trail." An academic librarian for the past 15 years, she has continued to teach and perform, along with creating and maintaining the Folk Music Index to Recorded Sources at ibiblio.org/folkindex.

Terry Prohaska is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who began playing commercial folk music in the early 1960s. After graduating in 1971 with a degree in music theory, trumpet and french horn he taught music at Eastern Oregon State College and subsequently studied period instruments and performance practices of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Terry has toured throughout the United States and Canada and has written numerous arrangements for guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, autoharp, recorder and early music ensembles. Since 1994 he has owned and operated Crystal Creek Music Studio in Portland, Oregon where he teaches a wide variety of instruments, produces recordings and freelances as a music engraver, arranger and studio musician.

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